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TAP® 3 & TAP® Elite

  • Sleep Apnea is the temporary cessation of breathing during sleep. Typically indicated by snoring, often times sufferers will awake gasping for breath. Apnea-related disturbances occur repeatedly, resulting in a restless sleep and daytime drowsiness. The disease can cause serious health issues including increased blood pressure and the restriction of oxygen to the brain and blood stream.

    How it Works:

    TAP® is made of two custom inter-occlusal parts that fit over the mandible and the maxilla. The upper portion of the device hooks into the lower portion, enabling the mandible to be pulled forward. Using a dial mechanism, the appliance is titratable allowing adjustment to determine the degree to which the jaw is held forward. By holding the mandible forward, the TAP maintains a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.

    New TAP® Elite allows more lateral movement, improving patient comfort and compliance.

    Benefits of TAP:

    • Alleviate Sleep Apnea: Research shows it is the most successful obstructive sleep apnea treatment available.
    • Reduce Snoring: An effective appliance to decrease snoring.
    • Improve patient’s sleep: Getting a good night’s sleep is critical to the overall health of your patient.

    Indications

    • Anti-snoring device
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Contraindications

    • Loose teeth or dentures
    • Central Sleep Apnea

    What to Send

    • Full upper and lower VPS impressions
    • Centric bite registration
    • Maximum protrusive measurement

    Snoring heads

    Insurance Tips

    1. Obtain a copy of the PSG (sleep study) results with a diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
    2. Letter of medical necessity
    3. Description of TAP
    4. Informed Consent Form
    5. Referral letter signed by physician
    6. Completed CMS 1500 medical claim form. CMS forms can be purchased online at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ or google "CMS 1500" for a variety of vendors.

    Here are the commonly used Medical codes for OSA:

    • E0486 Oral Appliance to Treat Sleep Apnea
    • Diagnostic code 327.23 Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • 70355 Panoramic X-Ray of Jaws
    • 95806 Sleep Study Unattended
    • 99205 New Comprehensive Exam/Evaluation
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    TAP 3

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    TAP 3 Elite


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