Airway Management, manufacturer of the most globally researched custom oral appliances, has announced the launch of flexTAPa high quality laboratory-made oral appliance designed to treat patients with snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
flexTAP enters the market as the most used and prescribed oral device to date. Its easy-to-configure design and adaptable technology remove barriers for laboratories to effectively design, for physicians to timely treat, and for patients to effectively use the device to treat snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
Additionally, flexTAP is the first of its kind to utilize the new patented Vertex Technology paired with the comfort accessory flexTAP Mouth Shield 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 the need to switch out hooks, Vertex Technology allows the mouth to open vertically and horizontally simultaneously while advancing the jaw.
“Vertex Technology allows more room in the mouth for the tongue and minimizes jaw progression,” says Dr. Keith Thornton, inventor of the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP). “This will not only help patients achieve better treatment outcomes, but it will facilitate a joint effect.”
As Airway Management continues to strive for more accessible and reliable therapeutic options, flexTAP trials have found that clinicians have experienced shorter delivery times and improved treatment outcomes with less downtime. Not only is flexTAP the most convenient custom TAP yet, but it is also listed as the most affordable custom Airway Management device for both clinicians and laboratories.
The flexTAP addresses the poor market acceptance and adherence of available oral appliances, and the recall of 16 mCPAP. Airways is initially developing flexTAP through its internal lab Airway Laboratoriesbut looks forward to launching with its partner labs in early 2023.
A recent webinar introducing the flexTAP can be found here.
About Airway Management, Inc.
Airway Management is the manufacturer of the most independently studied oral appliance in the world, offering products that improve the health and quality of life for people who suffer from sleep disordered breathing.
Airway Management is committed to supporting the clinician, healthcare professional and laboratory technician with high quality, minimally invasive therapy for snoring and sleep apnea.