The Myerson Elastic Mandibular Advancement (EMA) appliance is a simple, patient-friendly oral appliance created for non-invasive treatment of snoring and OSA. The design is brilliantly simple, extremely stable and allows for adjustability through the interchangeable elastic straps.
The EMA, which is formed from a dental impression, resembles and fits like a retainer. The primary treatment mechanism of opening the bite and gently moving the mandible forward is achieved with the use of occlusal bite pads and the interchangeable elastic straps that offer varying degrees of mandibular advancement. This positioning of the mandible causes a forward movement of the tongue, re-opening the air flow through the oral pharynx (back of the throat). The flexibility of these elastic straps provides unsurpassed lateral movement and overall TMJ comfort.
Additionally, because the straps offer varying degrees of elasticity, they allow for the jaw to move in all directions while moving the jaw forward into the desired position. This freedom of movement of the mandible significantly reduces the occurrence of temporomandibular joint dysfunction and pain associated with similar appliances currently on the market.
The EMA appliance also offers long-term stability due to the full occlusal coverage on both arches. The 2.0 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 straps come in four levels of elasticity – soft, medium, firm and extra firm. Additionally, the straps are available in nine varying lengths. The flexibility of the elastic bands allow for individualization of your patient’s treatment, and the ability for quick and easy adjustments to provide optimum results.
For a detailed treatment protocol, please refer to our Myerson EMA Appliance Chairside Guide.