The TAP® 3 & TAP 3 Elite

TAP-3-HEADER-IMAGE The TAP 3 and TAP 3 Elite (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) are mandibular advancement devices for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. The TAP appliance is a custom-made, two-piece appliance that snaps firmly and comfortably over the upper and lower teeth, much like a sports mouthguard or retainer. Its basic function is to hold the jaw forward so the tongue and soft tissues of the throat do not collapse into the throat causing snoring and sleep apnea. The unique design allows the patient to adjust the degree to which the lower jaw is held forward, simultaneously allowing maximum comfort and effectiveness.

The TAP 3 offers the same results as the TAP and TAP II, and fits more comfortably in the mouth. The smaller hardware provides more room for the tongue and allows the lips to close. Developed with advanced dental technology, the TAP 3 improves breathing and eliminates snoring in over 95% of all patients. The appliance also effectively treats sleep apnea and reduces the impact of associated health risks without the need for surgery, CPAP or medication.

The TAP 3 gives dentists numerous options to create the best, customized treatment solution for their patients. Interchangeable hooks can accommodate Class I, II and III bites and increase the vertical distance between upper and lower teeth. As with any medical condition, it is recommended to consult with a trained sleep specialist before prescribing a sleep apnea appliance.

TAP 3 Advantages:quote tap3

  • Patient friendly
  • Superior results
  • Easy to fit
  • Infinitely adjustable
  • Precise control of advancement
  • Interchangeable hooks
  • Freedom of lateral movement
  • More room for tongue
  • Allows lips to close

The TAP 3 Elite is the latest addition to the TAP family. This updated alternative is the most effective oral appliance for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.

TAP 3 Elite Advantages:

  • Greater durability
  • Increased range of adjustment (by using three different hooks)
  • Greater range of lateral movement
  • More tongue space
  • Better engagement of upper and lower trays due to improved hardware
TAP is a registered trademark of Airway Management, Inc.