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09 November 2022

Airway Management launches custom flexTAP


Airway Management, manufacturer of custom oral appliances, announced on Oct. 24 the launch of flexTAP, a premium lab-made oral appliance designed to treat patients with snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

According to a news release, flexTAP enters the market as the most user and prescriber-friendly oral appliance yet. Its easily customizable design and adaptable technology eliminates barriers for labs, clinicians and for patients to effectively use the device to tackle snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

The appliance is the first of its kind to utilize a new patented Vertex Technology paired with the flexTAP Mouth Shield comfort accessory to promote nasal breathing, prevent dry mouth and minimize excess saliva for extra comfort. Uniquely designed with no metal parts and a wide range of advancement without need to switch out hooks, Vertex Technology allows the mouth to open vertically and horizontally simultaneously during advancement of the jaw.

Dr. Keith Thornton, inventor of the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP), said the new technology allows for more room in the mouth for the tongue and minimizes jaw advancement.

“Not only will this help patients achieve better treatment outcomes, but it will ease joint impact,” he said in the news release.

As Airway Management strives for more accessible and dependable therapy options, flexTAP trials found that clinicians experienced shorter delivery times and improved treatment outcomes with less protrusion. The flexTAP appliance is also Airway Management’s most accessibly priced custom appliance for clinicians and labs.

Airway will initially roll out flexTAP through their in-house lab Airway Labs and will launch the appliance through partner labs in early 2023.

Learn more about the appliance and other products from Airway on its website

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