Sleep Appliances

 About

The Panthera D-SAD is recommended to be prescribed for the treatment of snoring, mild to moderate sleep apnea, and severe sleep apnea for patients who do not tolerate the CPAP treatment or comply with it.

How It’s Made

The Panthera D-SAD is made from a 3D scan of the stone model or intra-oral scanning, each device is designed specifically for your patient. Thanks to the state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology, you will obtain a perfectly adapted device. The Ottawa Dental Laboratory provides this procedure for a completely customized device.

Titration

The unique titration mechanism of the Panthera D-SAD uses rods made of the same biocompatible polymer as the device. The length of the rods can vary from 21 to 35 mm and can be adjusted in 0.5-mm increments for a highly accurate and customized advancement. Those rods are designed to resist bruxism and they will never elongate. Moreover, they will not disengage during sleep thanks to the unique way they connect to the device.

Approved

The Panthera D-SAD has the CE mark and has received FDA-510(k) clearance for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

 

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The TAP 3 effectively treats sleep apnea and reduces the impact of associated health risks without the need for surgery, CPAP, or medication.

The Thornton Adjustable Positioner 3 (TAP® 3) is a mandibular advancement device for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Developed with advanced dental technology, the TAP 3 improves breathing and eliminates snoring in over 95% of all patients.

The TAP 3 is the latest addition to the TAP family. It offers the same results as the TAP and TAP II and fits more comfortably in the mouth. The smaller hardware provides more room for the tongue and allows the lips to close. The TAP 3 gives dentists numerous options to create the best, customized treatment solution for their patients. Interchangeable hooks can accommodate Class I, II and III bites and increase the vertical distance between upper and lower teeth.

Tap®3 Clinical Instructions

  • Patient friendly
  • Superior results
  • Easy to fit, infinitely adjustable
  • Precise control of advancement
  • Freedom for lateral movement
  • More room for the tongue and allows lips to close

TAP® 3 Elite

The Thornton Adjustable Positioner® 3 Elite (TAP® 3 Elite) is an oral device intended to reduce or alleviate nighttime snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

The TAP® 3 Elite device consists of an Upper Tray that fits over the upper teeth and Lower Tray that fits over the lower teeth. A hook mechanism attached to the Upper Tray fits onto a lingual shelf attached to the Lower Tray and positions the lower jaw forward, preventing the soft tissue of the throat from collapsing and obstructing the airway. The Adjustment Key of the TAP® 3 Elite permits the patient to adjust the protrusion of his/her lower jaw to the most effective and comfortable position.

The TAP 3 gives dentists numerous options to create the best, customized treatment solution for their patients. Interchangeable hooks can accommodate Class I, II and III bites and increase the vertical distance between upper and lower teeth.

  • Patient friendly design
  • Innovative 3-hook system
  • Improved patient comfort
  • Versatility increases patient compliance
  • Increased hardware durability

How the Tap®3 Works

The TAP holds the lower jaw in a forward position so that it does not shift nor fall open during the night. This prevents the airway from collapsing. The TAP is the only mandibular advancement device that can be adjusted by the patient or practitioner while in the mouth. Most patients experience relief the very first night they wear their TAP. Although it may take up to a week to get used to wearing a TAP appliance, this is a small hurdle for patients. Nine in ten patients wear the device all night, every night – making the TAP a highly effective solution for both snoring and sleep apnea.

The TAP 3 is intended to reduce or alleviate nighttime snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The appliance is for adult patients to be used when sleeping at home or in sleep laboratories and is for single-patient use. The device is contraindicated for patients with loose teeth, loose dental work, dentures, or other oral conditions which would be adversely affected by wearing dental appliances. In addition, the appliance is contraindicated for patients who have central seep apnea, have severe respiratory disorders, or are under 18 years of age.

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The EMA oral appliance from Myerson increases airway space by advancing the mandible using interchangeable elastic straps. EMA elastic straps come in 9 different lengths and 4 different strengths for a total of 36 different strap combinations allowing the most effective repositioning with maximum comfort. The EMA is made from proprietary thremoplastic polymer that delivers superior impact strength to acrylic at a lower cost than polycarbonate.

  • Opens the bite and advances the jaw to increase airway space
  • Patient-friendly design
  • Completely metal and latex free
  • Fits entirely inside patient’s mouth
  • Freedom of movement of the mandible