We spend one-third of our lives sleeping—if we’re lucky. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 1 in 5 adults (about 18 million Americans) suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, with about 90% undiagnosed. While CPAP therapy is usually the first treatment method for sleep apnea, many patients are unable to find relief with the machine. If you are one of those patients, Dr. Gutierrez offers another option—the TAP® appliance, a mouthguard that positions your airway for healthy oxygen intake during sleep. Although it is rare, we treat pediatric sleep apnea, too. Get in touch today!
The TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) Sleep Care Airway Management System keeps your airway open while you sleep. Its technology allows for optimal comfort and adjustment during wear.
We admit we’re biased—but the TAP appliance is more convenient and more affordable than a CPAP machine. Dr. Gutierrez can advise you on the best solution to treat your sleep apnea.
Dr. Gutierrez realizes that financing oral healthcare is a very stressful part of seeing the dentist. Since he wants quality care to be accessible to as many people as possible, Royal Dental Care does our best to offer different options to accommodate many budgets and situations. We’re an in-network provider for most major non-HMO insurance plans, we offer third-party financing through CareCredit® and LendingClub, and we offer our own in-office dental discount plan. If you have further questions, please get in touch today!
Dr. Marco Gutierrez can evaluate and treat you with oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea.