Sleep Apnea Device

EMA®

EMA®

EMA® is a simple, patient-friendly oral appliance for noninvasive treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is the temporary cessation of breathing during sleep. Sleep Apnea sufferers will often snore or awake gasping for breath. Apnea-related disturbances occur repeatedly, resulting in restless sleep and daytime drowsiness. The disease can cause serious health issues including increased blood pressure and the restriction of oxygen to the brain and blood stream. EMA is relatively less expensive than other oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea.

How it Works:

The primary treatment mechanism of opening the bite and gently moving the mandible forward is achieved using interchangeable elastic straps that offer varying degrees of mandibular advancement. By holding the mandible forward, the EMA maintains a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.

Advantages

• Simple: Unobtrusive solution for OSA treatment
• Comfortable: Elastic Straps provide unsurpassed lateral movement
• Affordable: Lower cost than many other Oral Appliance Therapies

Indications

  • Snoring
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Contraindication

  • Severe bruxing
  • Edentulous Patient
  • Centric Sleep Apnea

What to Send

  • Full upper and lower VPS impressions 
  • Centric bite registration

Click here to download the EMA Prescription Form.

Click here to view the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.

Click here to view Oral Appliance Therapy Insurance Tips

Click here to download the OAT Informed Consent Form

Click here for a Referral Letter Template to a Sleep MD

Click here for a How-To Guide on Titrating the EMA Appliance\

Click Here to view the most recent Dental Sleep Solutions Webinar from August 26, 2014

Have a question about EMA? Email Keller.


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