Dr. Walker takes pride in offering some of the most comprehensive diagnostics and treatment for sleep apnea, snoring, and other airway disorders in the country. Many studies link the harmful effects of sleep disorders and airway blockages to the shortening of our lifespan and overall decline of our health. Fortunately, the residents of Lunenburg, Harvard, and surrounding areas of Worcester County, MA don’t need to suffer any longer from these debilitating conditions.
The EMA® (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) oral appliance is a customized removable appliance created for the noninvasive treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The appliance is designed to both advance the mandible and open the bite to allow for less restricted airflow during sleep.
EMA devices help promote a deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring and relieving the symptoms of OSA. The EMA does not interfere with breathing through the mouth, even in cases of congested nasal passages. It has many options for advancement with nine strap lengths and four different elastic tension options. Non-restricted lateral/protrusive movement and improved movements of the jaw are possible while wearing the device due to varying elastic bands.
We are one of three offices that have an i-CAT machine and are able to find the obstruction of why some may have OBSTRUCTIVE sleep apnea, less radiation, higher image quality and shows more information.
Benefits of the i-CAT machine:
- Capture 3D anatomical views
- Remarkably rapid scans
- Reveals restricted airways
- Expose Sinus Abnormalities
- Plan and treat accurately and efficiently