Snoring is more than just an annoyance for your spouse who has to hear it all night long. Snoring can be related to obstructive sleep apnea, which can lead to a host of potential health issues. The EMA snoring appliance offers a customized comfortable fit to help put an end to your snoring and your sleep apnea.
Discussing your concerns about obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with Rockdale Smiles, will put you on the fast-track to finding snoring solutions that work for you.
What is the EMA Snoring Appliance?
Designed as a non-invasive treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, the EMA (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) is a removable and customized dental solution.
The EMA appliance boasts a design that is a two-fold solution for snoring. It works to project the mandible forward, while also opening the bite in order to reduce airflow restriction when you are sleeping.
Whether you have all of your natural teeth, dental implants, or use a bridge, EMA devices will work for most. In his Rockdale, TX offices, Dr. David Pendleton will be able to evaluate your suitability for the EMA snoring appliance.
Manufactured using a thermoplastic polymer, your EMA will be strong, durable, and reliable for many good years to come.
How does the EMA Snoring Appliance work?
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are most often the result of restricted airflow during sleep. The EMA is custom fit for your mouth, so it is designed to work with you and for you. When worn at night, your EMA increases your airway space with interchangeable straps that advance your mandible. There are a number of options in straps, including variations in strengths and lengths so that you get the perfect fit. The shorter the strap, the more advanced your mandible will be. In his Rockdale Smile Center, Dr. Pendleton will discuss with you the best options for your comfort.
Your EMA device will not interfere with your breathing at all, even if you are struggling with nasal congestion.
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are definitely annoying to your spouse, but they can also keep you from getting a full night of sleep. If you’ve been waking up feeling exhausted every morning, regardless of how many hours of sleep you’re getting, then you know just how much your sleep apnea is impacting your life.
When you meet with David Pendleton, DDS, in his Rockdale, TX office you’ll be able to get all of your questions answered, and soon be well on your way to a good night of sleep.