The EMA or Elastic Mandibular Advancement appliance is a device specifically approved for the treatment of both snoring and mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is a versatile appliance that can fit a number of different needs for different patients, providing customized effective solutions no matter the situation.

Using its patented elastic straps, the EMA, provides lateral freedom and overall comfort. The straps are fit onto your teeth to bring the mandible forward into its desired position. This causes forward movement of the tongue, opening up wider airways and alleviating symptoms of sleep apnea. The straps work by giving patients a wider bite and therefore an increased airway space. With an increased airway, patients receive more oxygen and there is less resistance to their breathing while sleeping. This will reduce your snoring, and limit the symptoms of sleep apnea.
In order to fully gauge the EMA’s effectiveness on an individual patient, a sleep study must be ordered while wearing the EMA. The wider airways created by the EMA, should be able to limit patient’s snoring and symptoms of sleep apnea.

Once the sleep study proves the EMA’s effectiveness for an individual patient, a custom-fabricated final appliance will be ordered. With proper care and use, the EMA can help patients alleviate symptoms of sleep apnea for many years to come!