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dreamTAP Series Part 3: Quick Release vs. Medicare


The dreamTAP has a new feature, Quick Release, which addresses one of the main reasons patients can be reluctant to choose the TAP style appliances; it appears claustrophobic.

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With the Quick Release bar, the patient can disengage the trays while wearing the device by simply moving the mandible forward about 1.5mm.  This allows the appliance to become two independent trays that the patient can easily remove.  Like all TAP appliances, when engaged, it prevents the mandible from falling open.  This unique design feature makes the dreamTAP a very effective device, as demonstrated by 36 peer reviewed studies published over the last 20 years.

To meet the stringent requirements for Medicare reimbursement, the dreamTAP can be fabricated with the “Medicare” option.  This option utilizes a thicker bar with a side release point for the hook that cannot be disengaged unless the patient removes the entire appliance.

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Since 2007, every TAP appliance has been approved for Medicare reimbursement.  Since most private insurance policies follow the lead of Medicare, TAP appliances are the safest choice for those practitioners than want to ensure that the appliance is eligible for every possible insurance policy in use today and tomorrow.

As part of an 8-part series, we are going to dive into the features and upgrades of the dreamTAP.  So you don’t miss out on any of the new information, follow us on FacebookLinkedIn or Twitter to stay up to date on all TAP system product information!