Two major design innovations of the EMA include the regulation of the amount of advancement and freedom of mandibular motion. Bands of varying elasticity move the mandible forward into the desired position while allowing the jaw to move in all directions. This positioning of the mandible causes a forward movement of the tongue, reopening the air flow through the oral pharynx.
It is recommended—but not necessary—that your patients have a sleep study done prior to prescribing sleep devices. Visit the manufacturer’s website, or ask us about patient release forms; we recommend you sign them before delivery of the final appliance. Sleep devices, under certain circumstances, can be filled under medical insurance.