dreamTAP™ by Airway Management
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine tells us that a significant number of men and women are affected by snoring and mild sleep apnea and recommends oral appliances as a frontline treatment against both. BonaDent’s Removable Specialists are experts in the fabrication of Myerson EMA® and dreamTAP™ oral appliances which provide a predictable, comfortable, well-fitting solution that is easy to wear and guarantees a restful night’s sleep.
The dreamTAP appliance holds your patient’s lower jaw in the forward position using a hook mechanism in order to prevent the soft tissue of the throat from collapsing and obstructing the airway, ultimately preventing snoring. Its sleek, unique new design and adjustment key lets the patient fine-tune their treatment for effectiveness and comfort.
NOTES FROM YOUR TECHNICIAN:
The following are the clinical steps for a well-fitting appliance:
1. Take upper and lower impressions. The extension should go to the height of the contour of the gingival on all sides of the patient’s teeth.
2. Take a protrusive bite registration. Use of a George Gauge™ is ideal for this registration.