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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Devices DreamTAP™

Do you suffer from chronic fatigue or find yourself waking up several times during the night? If so, you may have sleep apnea. This common but potentially dangerous condition is a result of an obstructed airway, causing you to wake up and catch your breath. People who wake up many times during the night or feel fatigue in the morning is due to sleep apnea majority of the time. Previously sleep apnea used to be treated with something called the CPAP, which is basically the size of a suitcase. With today’s modern technology, we have been able to utilize this intraoral appliance to fully treat sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea

At Arlington Dental Excellence, Dr. Layth Ghanim can evaluate your condition and provide appropriate sleep apnea treatments involve a variety of devices. More than 70% of our patients who have gotten this treatment have picked a Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) device called the dreamTAP and that is due to the fact that it is custom made to an exact fit and absolutely comfortable. The dreamTAP is made of plastic acrylic. The outside of it is hard but the inside is soft like cushioning material for absolute comfort and ease of use. You can easily adjust it for maximum comfort.

For us to sleep well at night and be able to breathe freely, the airway must be opened to allow air to pass through the throat. A constricted or collapsed airway causes snoring
or sleep apnea. The way dreamTAP works is by opening up your airways. Naturally, when we bite down, our top teeth cover the bottom teeth. With this appliance, it basically brings your bottom jaw forward at night enabling your airways to stay open and not be constricted causing snoring and sleep apnea.

The dreamTAP protects your mouth and teeth while you sleep. It can also keep you healthy. Use of a device such as dreamTAP to manage chronic snoring can reduce your risk of developing medical conditions such as heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, headaches, depression and even impotence. Not to mention it can also prevent chronic sleepiness, which can negatively impact one’s personal and professional lives.

The dreamTAP is comfortable, with soft liners and added tongue space. The hardware is allergen-free and corrosion-resistant. It is stronger than surgical stainless steel. Three hook sizes offer a wide range of adjustment. As for the cost, about 95% of the time this will be fully covered by your medical insurance, which is the best part about it.

dreamTAP has been proven to be 96% successful in treating mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea. It can eliminate the need for masks, medications and surgery.

Contact Us Today

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that requires effective treatment. If you don’t want to deal with the inconvenience of a CPAP machine, dreamTAP may be a good alternative. The dentists at Arlington Dental Excellence have options that can help you get a good night’s sleep. To learn more, please give us a call at (703) 420-3253Schedule your free consultation today.

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