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The Dream Tap: Thorton Adjustable Positioner
The Dream Tap appliance is a proven treatment modality for mild to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is currently being prescribed by over 7,000 dentists worldwide to cure snoring and sleep apnea. It has a technically simple design that attaches the upper and lower jaws together by utilizing a small hook and socket mechanism.
The single most distinguishing feature of the Dream Tap is that it can be adjusted by the patient while in the mouth by the use of a small detachable key until the lower jaw is brought forward enough to ensure the airway remains open during sleep. Once a comfortable degree of protrusion is achieved, the key is removed and the patient can completely close their mouth with the appliance inside. This unobtrusive, self adjust-ability is one of the reasons Dream Tap has a compliance rate of 95%.
Patients are empowered to manage the degree of lower jaw protrusion over as many nights as it takes to achieve the optimal effect comfortably. The fact that Dream Tap has a single point of adjustment prevents uneven bilateral adjustment which can create bite dysfunction.