Less Protrusion, More Tongue Space: flexTAP Vertex Technology Explained

The key to flexTAP is its new patented Vertex Technology. Vertex Technology is the design of the post angulation in the flexTAP hardware. The post is angled at a 45-degree angle, allowing the patient to advance their lower jaw both vertically and horizontally at the same time. The Science Behind Vertex Technology  Anatomically, our condylar […]

WATCH: New flexTAP Webinar Recording

  Looking to learn more about flexTAP from the innovators themselves? Look no further than this recorded webinar. The webinar is hosted by Charles Collins, CEO of Airway Management and Dr. Keith Thornton, inventor of the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP™), and monitored by Kelly McDuff, Marketing Manager at Airway Management. Learning objectives for the webinar […]

Introducing flexTAP: The Easiest custom TAP Yet

New custom technology utilized in flexTAP leads to more efficient delivery times by clinicians and improved treatment results  DALLAS [Oct. 24, 2022] – Airway Management, manufacturer of the most globally researched custom oral appliances, today announced the launch of flexTAP, a premium lab-made oral appliance designed to treat patients with snoring and mild to moderate […]

Oral Appliance as Intervention for Alzheimer’s

Do you snore? Does your partner complain every morning because of it? That loud noise you make during your sleep means your airway is partially obstructed.  Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, which can lead to serious health issues, such as Alzheimer’s, if not treated. Fortunately, new research* shows […]

Sleep Needed for Heart Health – Life’s Essential 8

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US and globally. Your heart needs healthy sleep, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association. In June 2022, the American Heart Association added sleep to one of its Life’s Essential 8 for cardiovascular health. Updated from Life’s Simple 7, Life’s Essential 8 includes: […]

AM Aligner: Your Go-to Morning Tool

One of the most common known side effects of oral appliance therapy is morning malocclusion, or temporary morning bite change. Dr. Keith Thornton developed the first repositioners for oral appliances for sleep apnea in 1994. At that time, he observed some orthodontic and orthopedic movement of the teeth and jaws. Dr. Thornton reported on this in a paper published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1996. The initial repositioners were bite tabs made from football mouthguard material. Since then, Airway Management, Inc., has developed numerous ones including the present AM Aligner™.

Nasal Breathing to Improve Oral Device Success

“Doc, I’m still snoring.” “My mouth is so dry I’m not able to use my device.” These are common signs your patient is A) not happy with therapy and B) not breathing solely through their nose. I am a nose geek, fascinated by the layers of physiologic support provided by what most people think about […]

The Basics of Breathing Problems During Sleep

By now, you’ve heard of sleep apnea.  Snoring is something you’ve known in yourself or your family.  Do these breathing issues represent anything serious?  How can this be a big problem that needs an urgent solution? While you are reading this, negative pressure in your chest draws air through your throat and your nose so […]

Correcting Temporary Morning Bite Change

One of the most common known side effects of oral appliance therapy is morning malocclusion, or temporary morning bite change. Dr. Keith Thornton developed the first repositioners for oral appliances for sleep apnea in 1994. At that time, he observed some orthodontic and orthopedic movement of the teeth and jaws. Dr. Thornton reported on this in a paper published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1996. The initial repositioners were bite tabs made from football mouthguard material. Since then, Airway Management, Inc., has developed numerous ones including the present AM Aligner™.