Myobrace A1 Appliance for tooth crowding/ MRC Orthodontic Teeth Trainer Appliance A1/tooth trainer A1 orthodontic
DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE A1
1.Flexible silicone material – for use in more extreme starting cases and for improved patient compliance and comfort
2..Tooth channels – align the front teeth.
3.Tongue tag – trains tongue position.
4.Lip bumper – trains the lower lip.
5.Breathing holes – assist the transition to correct nasal breathing
HOW THE A1 WORKS
The Myobrace for Adults™ is a three-stage appliance system designed specifically to correct poor oral habits while treating upper and lower jaw development problems. The A1 provides habit correction and initial dental alignment. It is made of soft and flexible material to adapt to a wide range of arch forms and poorly aligned teeth. The soft material allows for better retention and comfort in the initial stages of treatment. The A1 is available in regular and large.
MRC has pioneered the use of appliances to correct myofunctional habits in growing children and has proven success in orthodontic correction without braces. This treatment can also lead to better facial development in growing children. The key to this treatment is correcting the position and function of the tongue, obtaining correct nose breathing and retraining the oral muscles to function correctly.
Myobrace® appliances effectively train the tongue to position correctly in the upper jaw, retrain oral musculature and exert light forces to align the teeth.
The A1 is the softest appliance in the Myobrace for Adults™ system. It is a suitable starting appliance to treat poor myofunctional habits in cases that require a more flexible appliance due to severe crowding, or for increased patient comfort.
Directions for use
The A1 must be worn for 1 – 2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping and always remember to follow these few simple steps:
• Lips together – at all times except when speaking.
• Breathe through the nose – to assist the development of the upper and lower jaws, and to achieve the correct bite.
• No lip activity when swallowing – which allows the front teeth to develop correctly.
Cleaning the Myobrace A1
The A1 should be cleaned under warm running water every time the patient removes it from their mouth. Use Myoclean™ tablets to correctly clean twice a week. Myoclean™ is the recommended cleaning agent for MRC’s appliances.
• Treating malocclusion in adult patients.
• Mild to medium upper and lower anterior crowding.
• Treatment of relapse of anterior alignment after orthodontic treatment with braces.
• Moderate Class II Division 1 and Division 2.
The steps for correct dental and facial development are:
• Lips together.
• Breathe through the nose.
• No lip activity when swallowing.
Poor myofunctional habits such as incorrect swallowing and breathing through the mouth are the major cause of misaligned teeth and poor jaw development. Research has shown that the correction of these poor myofunctional habits improves facial and dental development.
Due to the nature of removable appliances, patient compliance is essential. Therefore it is important to only select motivated patients and parents. If motivation is a problem, it may be better to suggest the use of conventional brackets.