Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP®)

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TAP® treats snoring and sleep apnea.

Deciding whether or not to go ahead with treatment – no matter what type of treatment – can be a significant decision. Here are some issues to consider as you decide what’s best for you.

TAP® Therapy

The Thornton Adjustable Positioner® (TAP®) is a simple, patient-friendly treatment solution for snoring and 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. The unique design allows you to fine-tune your treatment at home and work with your doctor to achieve maximum results.

Relaxed Jaw

Relaxed jaw position causes tongue and throat tissue to collapse and narrow the airway.


TAP® maintains forward jaw position and keeps the airway open!

The TAP has over a 95 percent success rate.
It is the key to a snore-free, restful night of sleep. The TAP also treats sleep apnea without the need for surgery, a mask, or medication.

TAP® Benefits

  • Ability to lose weight
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Less disturbance to others
  • Deeper, more restful sleep
  • Decreased feelings of depression
  • Decreased risk for heart attack and stroke
  • Increased alertness, concentration and energy

TAP® Features

  • Easy to use
  • Durable construction
  • Adjustable from home
  • Convenient for travel
  • Comfortable, custom fit
  • Adjustable while in the mouth
  • No masks nor straps involved
  • Smaller and less bulky than other oral appliances

A simple dental examination is necessary to know if you will be able to use an oral appliance. The TAP is not appropriate therapy for people who have fewer than four teeth on the upper or lower arch.

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