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Looking for a more comfortable solution to tackle obstructive sleep apnea symptoms? At Briglia Dental Group, under the guidance of West Chester, PA sleep dentist, Dr. Ron Briglia, we’ve got the answer – TAP oral appliance treatment. Contact us at (610) 615-0160 if you’re a new patient or dial (610) 692-4440 if you’re returning, and learn more about this comfortable and easy-to-use dental sleep medicine.
TAP oral appliance treatment is a clinically proven solution designed to address obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder, and related issues. TAP treatment promotes proper airway management for better sleep, using a mandibular advancement device known as the TAP. The TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner), also called the TAP dental device, is a custom-made oral appliance used to treat obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. It consists of two trays, one for the upper teeth and one for the lower teeth, which are connected by a hook. This design allows the patient to adjust their lower jaw position, moving it slightly forward to keep the airway open during sleep. By repositioning the lower jaw, TAP dental devices prevent the collapse of soft tissues at the back of the mouth and throat. This effectively reduces nighttime snoring and obstructive sleep apnea symptoms while improving airflow, leading to more restful and uninterrupted sleep.
The patient and journey to better sleep begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Briglia, our West Chester sleep dentist. During the consultation, your dentist conducts an assessment. This evaluation includes a review of your medical history, an analysis of the severity of your obstructive sleep apnea, and an examination of your oral health.
Following the assessment, custom-fitted TAP oral appliances are created based on dental impressions. These dental appliances are uniquely designed to fit your oral anatomy, ensuring both comfort and effectiveness in treating obstructive sleep apnea symptoms.
Once the TAP device is ready, you’ll return for a fitting appointment. During this appointment, the device is adjusted to the optimal position, helping patients to keep the lower jaw forward and maintain an open airway during sleep.
We’ll instruct you on how to wear the TAP device during sleep. Regular follow-up appointments may be scheduled to assess progress with sleep medicine, make any necessary adjustments to the appliance, and address any concerns.
Patient compliance is essential for effective obstructive sleep apnea treatment, so you’re strongly encouraged to wear the TAP device as directed. We’ll monitor the effectiveness of the treatment through follow-up assessments and make adjustments as needed to optimize results.
Caring for your TAP appliance is essential to ensure its longevity and maintain its effectiveness. Here are some guidelines on how to care for your TAP device:
Experience the benefits of TAP appliance therapy and take the first step towards a better night’s rest. For a peaceful night’s sleep and personalized solutions to sleep-related breathing disorders, contact Briglia Dental Group at (610) 615-0160 (new patients) or (610) 692-4440 (returning patients). Serving patients in West Chester and surrounding areas such as Chester Springs, Exton, Broomall, and Chadds Ford, PA.
Dr. Ron Briglia has been practicing dentistry since 1984. With decades of experience and extensive continuing education, Dr. Briglia provides the most comprehensive dental services.
He earned his Bachelor of Science from Gannon University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University Dental School. He has received advanced training at prestigious organizations like Pankey and Las Vegas Institutes. He is IV and oral sedation-certified too.
Most of Dr. Briglia’s patients have continued with him in his family of patients for over 30 – 35 years, and the restorations he has provided them have lasted for 25-35 years – clear evidence of his skills and expertise.
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Patient Experience with TAP Oral ApplianceJul 13, 2020