Snore Appliances / Nightguards
If you or someone you know experiences severe tooth, jaw or facial muscle pain, it may be from the effects of grinding or clenching your teeth. The good news is your dentist may be able to prescribe a custom-made Comfort H/S™ (Hard/Soft) Bite Splint, which offsets the pain caused by bruxing or grinding your teeth.
A nightguard is a proactive step to protect your existing healthy teeth. A clear, thin removable device, your custom-made bite splint is worn over your lower or upper teeth as you sleep.
Studies suggest those who grind and clench their teeth may experience up to 80 times the normal tooth wear per day compared to those who do not. The good news is that a simple bite splint can offset the effects of this often-subconscious habit while protecting your teeth from daily wear and tear.
The EMA® (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) is a custom-made removable intraoral appliance created for the noninvasive treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The sleep apnea and snoring device is designed to both advance the lower jaw (mandible) and open the bite to enable less restricted airflow during sleep.
EMA appliances help promote a deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring and relieving the symptoms of OSA. The snoring and sleep apnea device does not interfere with breathing through the mouth, even in cases of congested nasal passages.
It has many options for patient advancement, with nine strap lengths and four elastic tension settings. Non-restricted side-to-side (lateral) or front-to-back (protrusive) movements of the jaw are possible while wearing the appliance due to varying elastic bands.