Design characteristics of the T4B™

  1. Braces Channels - accommodate brackets and orthodontic archwire, and protect cheeks and gums.

  2. Lip bumpers - discourage overactive lip muscle activity, which can cause discomfort while wearing braces.

  3. Tongue guard - stops tongue thrusting when in place and encourages nose breathing.

How the T4B™ works

The T4B
The Trainer for Braces™ (T4B™) is intended for routine use with newly banded cases. The T4B™ is highly flexible, providing optimum patient comfort with minimum appliance thickness. It prevents soft tissue trauma from braces, retrains the oral musculature (the  Myofunctional  Effect™), and treats temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. 

Patient Selection
The T4B™ is perfectly suited to newly banded patients who are feeling discomfort in the tongue, cheeks and lips.

Direction for use

The T4B™ 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.
• 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 T4B
The T4B™ should be clean 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.

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Appliance use

Designed For

Use with newly fitted fixed orthodontics cases.

Works in Conjunction With

  • Fixed orthodontics
  • Lingua™

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The T4B™ - Phase 2.

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Important Points

Braces are still the most effective way of straightening teeth; however, they do not address many of the problems causing the crooked teeth. Most orthodontic problems, particularly crowded teeth and an under developed lower jaw, are caused by habits such as mouth breathing and tongue thrusting. If these habits are not corrected, treatment time in retainers will be increased and once they are removed the teeth can crowd up again (know as relapse). Relapse can occur even with the best retainers.

Correcting these habits with MRC’s appliances allows braces to work more efficiently by reducing the pressure of the tongue, cheeks and lips against the braces. Once these bad habits are improved, more stable results can be achieved in less time.