We are committed to helping our patients overcome all of their health issues, including snoring and sleep apnea. We now offer the elastic mandibular advancement appliance, or ema. This retainer-like device is custom designed to fit your mouth perfectly and will help position your jaw bone (mandible) in a manner that comfortably forces your tongue to move forward as well, allowing improved and unobstructed air flow through the back of the throat. The ema device also alleviates the pressure and symptoms of temporal mandibular joint disorder, or TMJ.
For those patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the ema is a less invasive treatment method. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and U vulopalatopharyngoplasy (UPP) are common treatments prescribed to sleep apnea sufferers, however, these methods have been found to have several drawbacks and aren’t always successful. The ema device aims to step up in the areas where these other devices fail and provide a safe, effective, and more importantly – comfortable – solution to OSA.
If you are suffering from mild OSA or are tired of the constant jabs from your spouse in the middle of the night when your snoring has gotten out of control, call Today’s Smile Center and let us help you improve your health in every way.