Wilburn Family Dentistry
1420 Townview Ln.
Santa Rosa, CA, 95405
Phone: (707) 542-2881
Email: staff@stevewilburndmd.com

Snoring Appliances

Snoring Appliance

Snoring Appliance

Dr. Wilburn has helped many patients with their snoring issues through oral appliance therapy. He currently favors the EMA appliance. Below is some information regarding snoring and the EMA appliance:

Please call us if you are interested in this treatment.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine now recommends oral appliances such as EMA as a front line treatment for snoring, [and sleep apnea in cases where CPAP has not been tolerated.] What people like about oral appliances is that they fit entirely inside the mouth, they are portable, they do not use electricity or make noise that would bother a sleeping partner, and they allow the wearer to change sleep positions without restriction.

The EMA is FDA approved for the treatment of snoring.

At least 80 million Americans snore, (snoring is a sign of restricted airflow and impeded breathing during sleep), which can result in excessive day-time sleepiness, adversely affect the sleep quality of the snorer’s bed partner, and diminish the over all quality of Iife.

Dr. Donald E. Frantz invented the EMA Appliance in 1993 to treat his own snoring.

The EMA offers advantages not found in other oral appliances:

  • You can talk and even drink water while wearing it.
  • It is completely free of metal and the EMA elastic straps are latex free.