Sleep Apnea

Why Patients Love This Dental Sleep Appliance

Why Patients Love This Dental Sleep Appliance

Quality Sleep with the TAP 3

Have you been looking for a solution to your drowsy days and sleepless nights caused by your severe snoring or sleep apnea? Today, there are a handful of oral devices that are typically made by a dentist or sleep specialist to relieve symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea.
The Thorton Adjustable Positioner 3 (TAP 3) is one example of a dental sleep appliance that many patients in Southfield, MI, and surrounding areas love and have found to be a highly successful solution to their sleepless nights. Also known as a mandibular device, the TAP 3 is a custom-made, two-piece appliance that snaps together to fit comfortably over the upper and lower teeth.

How It Works

The TAP 3 operates to position the lower jaw forward, allowing for a greater range of lateral movement. The level of comfort and effectiveness of the TAP 3 surpasses other oral appliances because it’s unique design allows patients to adjust the degree of how much the lower jaw is held forward.
The small mouthpiece clears any obstruction in the airway such as collapsed soft tissues in the throat or the tongue by using its hook mechanism. Dr. Bogrow at the Dental Center for Sleep Apnea and Snoring offers the TAP 3 to patients who have officially taken a sleep test and been prescribed an oral appliance.

Benefits of the TAP 3

Using advanced technology like TAP 3 allows dentists and sleep specialists to provide patients with unmatched and effective results. The TAP 3 improves breathing and eliminates snoring in over 95% of patients. This level of success can’t be surpassed when it comes to your health and well-being. If sleep apnea or severe snoring is left untreated, it can increase your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and depression.
The TAP 3 offers plenty of advantages for sufferers of snoring and sleep apnea, including:

  • Easy-to-use
  • Comfortable fit
  • Versatile adjustability
  • Precise control of advancement
  • Interchangeable hooks
  • Convenient to take anywhere

Why Patients Choose Dr. Bogrow

Patients in Southfield have seen results, and that’s the most important factor when it comes to taking care of your health. Bogrow & Associates can help you discover your condition and treat it with a beneficial and comfortable solution. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Earl Bogrow. Wake up feeling completely revived and energetic for your day with the TAP 3.


“Dr. Bogrow and his staff helped me deal with sleep apnea in a painless, non-invasive way without a C-PAP machine. Prior to using the dental appliance, my sleep study measured nine interruptions an hour. After getting used to, and wearing the appliance for over a year, my follow-up sleep study measured just TWO interruptions per hour. I don’t notice these interruptions at all and I am waking up feeling wonderfully well-rested! Dr. Bogrow’s been so kind and very patient with me, because getting the best results requires fine-tuning and patience as the appliance is adjusted. Dr. Bogrow takes time to listen to answer any questions I have. I truly appreciate the service he provides and would recommend this option to anyone with mild sleep apnea, before starting on a CPAP machine. As they say, “There’s nothing like a great night’s sleep!”

Lisa W.
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