For a great nights sleep.
Snoring is an expression of the pharyngeal narrowing and is due to the vibration of the soft parts of the upper airway which includes the pharyngeal walls, veils of the palate and the uvula.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition wherein there is repetitive and intermittent occlusion of the upper airway during sleep. Depending on the severity of the airway occlusion, it will lead to hyponea or even apnea.
The Elastic Mandibular Advancement Appliance (EMA®) appliance is one of the simpler forms of mandibular advancement device. It is well tolerated by patients who are new to oral anti-snoring devices.
The opening of the bite and mandibular protrusion are achieved by bite planes and elastic straps respectively. These elastic straps are interchangeable and therefore offer the opportunity for the patient to gradually adapt to the desired mandibular protrusive state by slowly adjusting the length and stiffness of the elastics.
Furthermore, the flexibility of the elastics allows lateral movement and therefore increasing Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) comfort.