We need upper and lower models. If the models cannot be hand-articulated, we recommend that the dentist sends a bite registration in centric occlusion.
EMA custom advancement options are virtually infinite and have unlimited lateral movement.
We recommend that the dentist check how far the patient is able to move their mandible protrusively. A protrusive bite is mandatory in cases wherein:
Strap length is based on the same principle as Silent Nite®: the shorter the strap, the more the mandible is advanced. The color of the strap determines how elastic the strap is. Hooks are set at 25 mm apart, from upper to lower on both sides.
Standard setup for EMA is +4 mm. EMA will be shipped with the following setup:
Included will be the following sets:
Four firmness options, each available in five lengths each:
Recommended Delivery Instructions:
Recommended Cleaning Instructions:
Questions regarding insurance/technical information on snoring and apnea:
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine - www.aadsm.org
Patients calling regarding anti-snoring devices or referrals to dentists that specialize in oral appliances for snoring and apnea can be directed to the website above.
Note: For medical insurance carriers to cover this oral appliance therapy, an overnight sleep study and a referral from a physician are usually required.
The dentist/physician has to diagnose the patient with sleep apnea, then submit a brief narrative of the diagnosis to the insurance company. In the narrative, the type of removable appliance they are prescribing for treatment should be explained.
The EMA custom appliance can be used for any patient with either a full or a partial set of natural teeth. The remaining teeth should have sufficient height of contour for the device to gain retention at the gingival third. Edentulous ridge must be fully captured in the impression.
The EMA custom appliance cannot be used with fully edentulous patients. It can be fitted to a partial denture only if it has adequate retention and the patient sleeps with it in place (this is not recommended by the American Dental Association). The EMA custom appliance cannot be used in cases of myofacial dysfunction, arthropathy of the temporomandibular joint and advanced periodontal problems. Obesity, alcohol or other sedatives may affect the performance of the device. It cannot be used for patients wearing braces and should not be used as a bleaching tray.
No preparation necessary.
No cementation necessary.
5 Days In-Lab
Rush Cases : All rush cases must be prescheduled by calling 800-944-7874 before the case is shipped. Time of pickup and delivery may affect turnaround time.