Pradko, Gallagher & Slanec
Help You get a Good Night's Sleep!
TAP® - The Oral Appliance
Solution for Snoring and
The goal of the TAP® is to prevent snoring and
sleep apnea thereby improving health and quality of
The TAP® is a custom adjustable oral appliance
that is worn while sleeping. The appliance holds the
lower jaw forward, preventing the tongue and the soft
tissue of the throat from collapsing into the airway.
There is a 96% success rate for people who are treated
with the TAP®.
Whether for you or someone you know, the TAP®
is the key to better sleep and better health.
Although snoring seems physically harmless, it can
be a “red flag” for a much more serious
and sometimes fatal condition called obstructive sleep
A UNIQUE APPROACH
The Thornton Adjustable Positioner®
(TAP) is based on the same principle as cardiopulmonary
resuscitation, CPR. The airway must be opened to allow
air to pass through the throat. A constricted or collapsed
airway causes snoring or sleep apnea.
The TAP holds the lower jaw in a forward position
so that it does not fall open during the night and
cause the airway to collapse. The TAP maintains a
clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.
Comfortable and patient-friendly
Custom-made to prevent any change in teeth position
or mouth structures
Patient-adjustable allowing maximum comfort and effectiveness
When the jaw opens and the tongue falls into the
back of the throat, the airway narrows forcing air
through the small opening. This creates vibrations
in the throat known as snoring.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway completely
collapses blocking airflow into the lungs.The harder
one tries to breathe, the tighter the airway seals.
This airway obstruction persists until the brain partially
awakens the person. Unconsciously, he/she will close
the jaw returning the tongue and throat to a normal
The sleep apnea cycle – falling asleep, jaw
relaxing, airway collapsing, unconsciously awakening
with a gasp, falling back asleep – can repeat
itself 50 or more times per hour during the night.
With a blocked air passage, one does not receive enough
oxygen. Both the awakenings and oxygen deprivation
can then trigger other health problems.
FREE AT LAST AND QUIET TOO!
There is a new solution available to those who snore
or have sleep apnea - the TAP®, an
oral appliance similar to an athletic mouth guard
that is worn while sleeping. Developed with advanced
dental technology, the TAP® reduces
sleep apnea associated health risks without the need
for surgery, medications, or other more cumbersome
SLEEP APNEA CAN CAUSE:
• Chronic Sleepiness • Strokes •
• Heartburn • Morning Headaches •
• High Blood Pressure • Impotence