EMA® (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) Appliance

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EMA® (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) Appliance

With snoring and sleep apnea, every patient is different! FDA approved for the treatment of both snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the EMA® appliance has been specifically designed to provide a customized, effective solution for every patient situation! And, Space Maintainers has the proven experience to create the optimal appliance to precisely meet those needs.

Specially designed, patented elastic straps provide unsurpassed lateral freedom and overall TMJ comfort. These straps gently bring the mandible forward into desired position (causes forward movement of tongue, opening airway). Available in wide range of lengths and durometers (see chart), the “Elastic Pull” easily changed and adjusted by changing straps for optimal results.

EMA®’s thin (only 2 mm), clear upper and lower bases are custom pressure-formed from each patient’s models. Fitting like a retainer, they utilize undercut areas of teeth for retention. Full occlusal coverage on both arches ensures excellent long-term stability (without tooth movement). EMA® appliances have no projections in the palate ensuring maximum anterior tongue space.

* NOTE: Patients diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea require a sleep study with this appliance, so the referring physician knows that the apnea has been reduced to a safe range.

  • Effective, non-invasive treatment for snoring and mild OSA*!
  • Specially designed, patented elastic straps provide unsurpassed lateral freedom and overall TMJ comfort.
  • Gently bring the mandible forward into desired position (causes forward movement of tongue, opening airway).
  • Thin (only 2 mm), clear upper and lower bases custom pressure-formed from each patient’s models.
  • Fits like a retainer! Utilize undercut areas of teeth for retention.
  • Full occlusal coverage on both arches ensures excellent long-term stability (without tooth movement).
SIZE/LENGTH COLOR DUROMETER
#1 – Long
(21 mm)
white
yellow
blue
clear
60 (soft)
70 (medium)
80 (firm)
90 (extra-firm)
#2 – Medium
(17 mm)
white
yellow
blue
clear
60 (soft)
70 (medium)
80 (firm)
90 (extra-firm)
#3 – Short
(14 mm)
white
yellow
blue
clear
60 (soft)
70 (medium)
80 (firm)
90 (extra-firm)

EMA® Snoring and Sleep Apnea patient brochure features
  • Full-color brochure developed specifically of use as a patient education and promotional tool.
  • Uses lifestyle photography to illustrate both problem and solution.
  • Explains the reasons for snoring and OSA in plain, every day language.
  • Highlights all the benefits of EMA® as a possible answer.
  • Also offers comprehensive appliance care instructions.

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