Directions for Daily Use
The myTAP is a precision-fit, immediate appliance to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
- Immediate Treatment - Can be fitted by a clinician or assistant in 15 mins
- Remoldable Trays - Quick and easy to fit or refit. No bite registration needed.
- Low Profile - Small, low profile, streamlined trays for patient comfort.
- Unobtrusive Design - Natural freedom of movement. No hardware in the tongue cavity
- Fully Adjustable - 20 mm range of advancement in 1/3 mm increments. (-4mm to +16mm)
- All Plastic Design - No metal hardware to trigger any possible patient nickel allergies.
The myTAP is intended to reduce or alleviate nighttime snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The appliance is intended for adult patients to be used when sleeping at home or in sleep laboratories and is intended for single patient use.
US Federal Law restricts this device to sale by prescription only.
This device is contraindicated for patients with loose teeth, loose dental work, dentures, or other oral conditions which would be adversely affected by wearing dental appliances. In addition, the appliance is contraindicated for patients who have central sleep apnea, have severe respiratory disorders or are under 18 years of age.
Do not use if any of the following apply:
- The patient is under active dental treatment
- The patient has removable dentures or bridges
- The patient has temporary crowns
- The patient has loose teeth, loose crowns or loose fillings
- The patient has braces
- The patient has less than 8 natural healthy teeth per arch
- The patient has not seen a dentist within the last 12 months.
Possible Side Effects ¶
There are possible side effects associated with using the myTAP
- Slight tooth or gingival discomfort due to pressure from the appliance.
- Excess salivation initially. This will improve as the patient becomes accustomed to wearing the device.
- Slight jaw soreness or tightness, initially and with adjustments.
- Temporary bite change. This may subside approximately 30 minutes after the myTAP is taken out of the mouth in the morning.
- Unconsciously taking the myTAP out of the mouth at night.
- Movement of teeth
- Pain in the jaw joint
- Permanent bite change
The myTAP™ should be stored in a cool, dry place. The appliance is made from heat sensitive materials and should not be stored where temperatures exceed 122°F (50°C), such as in the glove compartment of a car or the cargo hold of an airplane.
• US Federal Law restricts this device to sale by prescription only.
• The myTAP™ should only be used as directed. Do NOT misuse the product.
• Refit the myTAP™ if too tight and discontinue use if discomfort persists.
• Discontinue use if a reaction is caused by any part of the myTAP™ and consult prescriber.
• Discontinue use if experiencing discomfort and consult the prescriber.
• myTAP™ is single patient use.
• Do not use myTAP™ if vomiting or feeling nauseous.
• Do not use if the patient cannot remove the product themselves.
• If bite changes, wait to see if the bite returns to normal during the day. If bite changes continue or do not return to normal during the day, discontinue use and contact a the prescriber.
• For use by adults only (>66lb/30kg).
• Shake loose hot water off the trays before placing in mouth.
• In the event of muscle or jaw joint pain, discontinue use for a minimum of two days or until pain subsides and consult the prescriber.
• Do not use if you are under active treatment by a dentist or orthodontist.
• Do not store or transport the myTAP™ outside the temperature range of -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C).
• The operating temperature range of the myTAP™ is 40°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C).
• Do not store the product in direct sunlight.