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Need a mandibular retruder/repositioner

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FatBear +0 points · 7 months ago Original Poster

I have been using CPAP since 1997 and a TAP appliance along with it since 2005. All is fine with the treatment.

When you use a TAP appliance, you need to use a repositioner in the morning or you will develop TMJ and/or your bite will change. (Have experienced both.) The problem is that mine has self-destructed and I need a new one. My dentist's office is closed and they don't consider this sufficiently important to return my phone call.

The latest repositioner I've been using is a simple heat-fit piece of plastic. It was formed in a few minutes in the dentists chair. Boil it, pop it in your mouth, bite down to form it, wait until cool. I could do it easily myself, but I need to raw piece to start with. I have searched high and low online and cannot find one that is heat formable and available to me to purchase.

So my question is: does anyone know where I can get one?

Thanks

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Sierra +0 points · 7 months ago Sleep Patron

I thought they sold them at drug stores. You could try amazon.

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FatBear +0 points · 7 months ago Original Poster

Tried Amazon. They prefer to return search results that they want you to see, not what you asked for. They only actual repositioner that came up in my search was $120 plus it required dental fitting and the same "model" that was used to produce my TAP appliance. My dentist is not seeing patients right now and probably no longer has the "model" so that's not going to work. I did consider using a moldable bite guard as an interim solution. Maybe that's what I should do to get me through the next weeks or months.

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Sherry +0 points · 7 months ago Sleep Commentator

I recently ordered a Tap-Pap from www.thecpapshop.com. You may try that.

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Sherry +0 points · 7 months ago Sleep Commentator

I recently ordered a Tap Pap from www.thecpapshop.com. You may check there.

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