The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that oral appliances be the first treatment option for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
For those patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea, a CPAP device is often prescribed. The device forces air up the nose to open the airway.
While the CPAP is successful, unfortunately over half of the people stop using the device after one year.
In our office, we offer the EMA appliance. The EMA works by opening the bite and gently advancing the mandible (jaw) with elastic straps to increase the
airway space. This oral appliance fits entirely within the mouth, and, unlike a CPAP, doesn’t use electricity or make noise that would bother a
sleeping partner. EMA is FDA approved for the treatment of both obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
The EMA offers advantages not found in other oral appliances:
If sleep apnea is a concern of yours, or if you would like to discuss your treatment options, call us today at (201) 653-2288. A custom-made sleep appliance may just be your answer to a better night’s sleep!
If you are suffering from sleep apnea, don’t wait to get help. It is a very serious condition that can have harmful effects. Feel free to call our
practice today at (201) 653-2288 for more information regarding our sleep apnea treatment options. We know that sleep
is an important part of your health, so beginning treatment is crucial. We are committed to providing cost-effective treatment to all of our