Your patients can rest and sleep assured, Artisan offers the TAP®3 Elite, EMA Custom Appliance and Respire. All three will relieve pressure, allowing patients to breathe easier and are quite comfortable to wear.
Respire The Respire Blue Series places the jaw in a position that maintains an open airway by preventing the lower jaw from falling back and collapsing the airway. This in turn will allow patients to inhale more air per breath leading to a better night sleep. The patient can open and close while wearing the appliance. (The George Gauge bite required)
The TAP®3 Elite The TAP® is a custom-made adjustable appliance that is worn while sleeping. The trays of the applicance, which look like teeth whitening trays, snap over the upper and lower teeth and hook together. The TAP® holds the lower jaw in a forward position so that it does not shift or fall open during the night. This prevents the airway from collapsing.
EMA Custom Appliance The EMA Custom appliance has a series of elastic straps of varying lengths and strengths that hold the patient's jaw forward to open the airway. The EMA's flexibility allows for movement and TMJ comfort.
George Gauge Appliance therapy for obstructive apnea relies on mandibular advancement to protect the patients' airway during sleep. The George Gauge was developed to provide a means to position the mandible and record jaw relationships. Watch video. Click pause to slow down video.
Call Beverly Olivier at 503-238-6006 ext 223 for more information on sleep appliances, treatment planning and pricing.