Design characteristics of the TLJ

  1. Lip Press Tube - strengthens the lip muscles, which improves lip seal and nasal breathing.

  2. Tongue Press Tube - improves tongue strength and position.

  3. Air Springs - improve function of the jaw joint and muscles.

How the TLJ works

Myotalea® TLJ

MRC has pioneered the use of appliances to correct myofunctional habits in growing children and improve the success of orthodontic correction. This involves correcting mouth breathing, tongue position and swallowing patterns, which can lead to better facial and arch development in growing children.

Goals of treatment

• 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.

• Improved dental alignment.

• Improved facial development.
 

For the Myotalea® to work, you must correct your poor myofunctional habits.

These appliances correct poor myofunctional habits, which can cause crooked teeth, while providing light forces to assist in expanding the upper jaw and help braces align teeth into the correct position.

Treatment considerations

Treatment time can differ depending on the biological adaptability of each patient. The Myobrace® appliance must be used daily for a successful outcome.

Regular monitoring by your dentist or orthodontist is essential for successful treatment and to avoid unwanted treatment outcomes.
 

Directions for use:

B3 Instructions

Tongue

Tongue Press & Hold

Lips

Lip Press & Hold

Jaw

Jaw Press & Hold

  • Place the TLJ appliance in the mouth with the Tongue Press Tube facing upwards.
  • Place the TLJ appliance in the mouth with the Lip Press Tube between the lips.
  • Place the TLJ appliance in the mouth with the teeth comfortably placed.
  • Compress the Tongue Press Tube between the tongue and the roof of the mouth.
  • Press lips firmly together and compress the Lip Press Tube in the process.
  • Lightly bite down on both sides of the appliance to compress Air Springs.
  • Hold for 3 breaths while keeping the lips together and breathing lightly through the nose.
  • Hold for 3 breaths while keeping the lips together and breathing lightly through the nose.
  • Hold for 3 breaths while keeping the lips together and breathing lightly through the nose.
  • Head tilt variation*
  • Head tilt variation*
  • Head tilt variation*

 

*HEAD TILT VARIATION: Tilt the head backwards while performing exercises to improve strength in

the throat and airway muscles.
 

Cleaning the Myotalea® TLJ

Cleaning your Myotalea®: Clean your 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 assistant about Myoclean™, the recommended cleaning agent for all Myotalea® appliances.

Appliance use

Designed For


• Habitual mouth breathing

• Lips apart rest posture

• Low tongue rest posture

• Incorrect swallowing pattern

• Lack of strength in throat and airway muscles