Elastic Mandibular Advancement Appliance (EMA)

Elastic Mandibular Advancement Appliance (EMA)

The EMA® – Custom appliance is a simple, patient-friendly oral appliance created for noninvasive treatment of snoring and OSA. The primary treatment mechanism of opening the bite and gently moving the mandible forward is achieved with the use of interchangeable elastic straps that offer varying degrees of mandibular advancement. The flexibility of these elastic straps provides unsurpassed lateral movement and overall TMJ comfort. The 2 mm thick pressure formed bases offer orthodontic retention (resulting in no tooth movement) and maximum anterior tongue space because there are no projections in the palate.The Elastic Mandibular Advancement (EMA®) appliance uses elastic force to advance the mandible. Hand plastic trays are pressure formed to the patient”s models and utilize the undercut areas of the teeth for retention. This insures that there will be no movement of the patient”s teeth. Bite planes are used to open the bite. Mandibular advancement is achieved with different length straps. The elastic pull can also be adjusted to suit the patient”s musculature. The straps provide complete lateral movement.The EMA® – Custom is available only to dental professionals
FDA Approval: Approved for both Snoring and OSA
Date of FDA Approval: Sept. 29, 1997
FDA Registration Number: K971794
EMA® is a trademark of Frantz Design, Inc. and is not affiliated with this website.
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2 thoughts on “Elastic Mandibular Advancement Appliance (EMA)

  1. Anonymous Reply

    I have one. I hate it. Even if you use the strongest straps they stretch like crazy and they’re toast after a week, tops. Not cheap to replace either. I can’t believe I paid for this thing. If I were a dentist I wouldn’t offer this to a patient, I would give them something that would actually hold up.

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