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Tap: should it lock? Mine doesn't.

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ernieb +0 points · about 2 months ago Original Poster

I'm using a TAP appliance, and I noticed that I can move my lower jaw forward and back with appliance in place (even after inserting metal tab into slot). Out of my mouth, I can see that there is a lot of play, 3 or 4mm or so, where the lower section can move forward and back.

Is this supposed to lock? I'm afraid that the purpose will be defeated if I pull my lower jaw back while I'm sleeping.

Again, I realize that the metal tab goes into the slot, but that doesn't keep the front and back pieces locked.

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sleepbandit +0 points · about 1 month ago

There should be “some” play so you can move your teeth when you grind.

Also, check your adjustment before bed and in morning. I am losing a half turn by morning.

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sleepbandit +0 points · about 1 month ago

I used to have phlegm in the morning before using the Tap. That’s almost gone after starting adjustment. I am on three full turns.

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