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.


“When I first came to see Dr. Bogrow I was always so tired. I felt like I didn’t get a wink of sleep. That was definitely not the case because I could sleep anywhere at any time. I had a cpap machine in my closet for over two years and couldn’t bring myself to continue to use it.

I asked my doctor if a mouthpiece could possibly help me. He recommended that I speak with Dr. Bogrow, so I made my appointment and our journey began. I was fitted with my appliance and after just a few adjustments it was working beautifully! Amazingly I now sleep knowing that when I wake up in the morning I will feel new and refreshed to take on the day! I thank God for Dr. Bogrow, Barb and the entire staff for their excellent care, expertise, and how they genuinely care about me and how I feel! So if you suffer from sleep apnea please don’t hesitate to talk with Dr. Bogrow. I know he will do everything he can to help you feel good again!”

Janice L.