Design characteristics of the K3 Broad

  1. Firm construction - provides excellent tooth alignment and retention.

  2. Patented Broad design - specifically for broader arch forms.
  3. Hollow tongue tag; tongue guard and elevators - train the tongue to sit in final correct position and prevent thumb sucking.

  4. Extended lip bumper - discourages strong, overactive lip muscles.

How the K3 Broad works

Myobrace K3 Broad
The Myobrace® for Kids – Broad appliance series is a three-stage system with a specialised arch form for specific genetic and racial groups. This wider arch form is prevalent in many Asian countries, as well as Central and Latin American groups. The appliance is characterised by its flatter anterior arch form with wider canine area, and a more flared posterior arch form. Ultimately, the natural arch form is determined by the tongue position and the K Broad series treats breathing, corrects tongue positioning and arch form. 
 
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.
 
Patient Selection
Myobrace® for Kids - Broad is best used after the permanent front teeth have come through (ages 5 to 10) and before all adult teeth have developed at ages 12 and older. Only available in medium.
 
 
Directions for use

The K3 Broad must be worn for 1 hour each day and overnight while sleeping and always remember to follow these few simple steps:

• Lips together at all times except when speaking or eating.
• 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 K3 Broad
Clean your Myobrace® appliance under warm running water every time you
remove it from your mouth. Use Myoclean™ tablets to correctly clean twice every week. Ask your doctor or dental therapist about Myoclean™, the recommended cleaning agent for all Myobrace® appliances.

Appliance use

Designed For

• Class II Division 1 + 2
• Patients with a broader face
• Anterior (upper + lower) crowding
• Malocclusion
• Deep bite
• Open bite


Important Points

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.