Tuxedo Edge

Dental Centre

2020E Corydon Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
204.888.3708

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T.A.P
(the Thornton Adjustable Positioner)
The Dental Treatment for a Medical Condition

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The T.A.P. is a small dental appliance, similar to an orthodontic retainer, or an athletic mouthguard.  Worn in the mouth during sleep, it helps to prevent snoring by lifting the soft throat tissues and keeping them from obstructing the airway.  The T.A.P.  accomplishes this by bringing the lower jaw forward, by holding the tongue forward, and by lifting the drooping soft palate.

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Since nearly one of every three people snore chances are someone in your household is a snorer.  Snoring may not be of particular concern to the snorer (after all you are asleep!) but it can have a tremendous effect on bedmates, even leading to tension & hostility in relationships.  
Snoring may be an annoying social problem and a subject of humor, but at its worst it may be a reflection of a significant medical problem - obstructive sleep apnea.

Snoring is associated with with an increased risk of hypertension as well as an increased risk of both cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.

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Snoring, even without the interrupted breathing of apnea, can lead to disrupted sleep due to frequent awakenings during the night.  These frequent awakenings have been linked to sympathetic nervous system activation which may provide a causal link between snoring and hypertension.

What causes snoring?   Basically, the tongue and soft tissues of the throat and mouth relax during sleep and collapse into the airway making the airway smaller.  The smaller size of the airway causes the air passing through the airway to increase in speed which causes the soft tissues to vibrate,  The vibrating tissue results in snoring.

Is the T.A.P.  for you?  It’s very possible the T.A.P.  can give you relief from your snoring.  The first step is to meet with Dr. Winchar to discuss your sleep habits and your snoring.  After this discussion, and a brief physical examination, Dr. Winchar will determine if you are a candidate for the Silencer.  If you are a candidate Dr. Winchar will take an impression of your teeth and send the resultant models to a specialized laboratory where your T.A.P. will be made to your exact specifications.  Once your T.A.P.  is ready you will return for a custom fitting session.

There is a wide variety of treatment options available today for snoring.  Many, such as Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP),  Laser-assisted uvula palatoplasty (LAUP), Somnoplasty, Genioglossus and hyoid advancement, Septoplasty and turbinate surgery, Tonsillectomy are surgical procedures that may be avoided.  Others, such as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) treatment, are uncomfortable and can cause sleep disruption themselves.

If snoring is a problem for your or your loved ones, you owe it to yourself to explore the gentle, effective option provided by Dr. Winchar and the T.A.P.!

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