FDA approved EMA® oral appliance increases airway space by advancing the mandible using interchangeable elastic straps. The EMA® elastic straps can be easily changed, allow free lateral excursion and are latex free.
The EMA® appliance is intended for use on adult patients as an aid for the reduction and/or alleviation of snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea. Advancement of the mandible prevents collapse of the patient’s soft palate and/or oropharyngeal airway.
This device is contraindicated for patients with loose teeth, loose dental work, numerous missing teeth, dentures or other oral conditions that would be adversely affected by wearing an intraoral dental device which maintains the mandible in a protrusive jaw position. The EMA® appliance is also contraindicated for patients who have central apnea, severe respiratory disorders, or are under eighteen years of age. Additional contraindications are active orthodontic treatment and/or active TMJ disorder; pain and clicking noise, limited opening or protrusions.