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.

  4. Myo Variable Opening Sleep Aperture (MYOVOSA®) - helps to transition the patient from mouth to nasal breathing.

How the TLJ works

The Myotalea® TLJ appliance is the world's first active intra-oral myofunctional appliance, designed to specifically strengthen the tongue, lip, jaw, pharyngeal and supra-hyoid muscles. With the advent of the Myotalea® TLJ, an option now exists for practitioners to improve lip seal, tongue, pharyngeal and supra-hyoid muscle strength as well as the transition to nasal breathing in one easy to use, integrative appliance system.


Indications for Use

It is recommended that the Myotalea® TLJ appliance is initially used for approximately 3 minutes twice a day to gain the full benefits of its muscle exercising features.

This simple sequence will aid in developing better muscle strength and tone. Build up to the recommended time durations based on your current functional abilities.

It is important that you challenge yourself and push your muscles to fatigue to start building strength and tone.

Wearing the TLJ Appliance

TONGUE PRESS & HOLD

  • Place the TLJ appliance in the mouth with the Tongue Press Tube facing upwards.
  • Compress the Tongue Press Tube between the tongue and the roof of the mouth.
  • Hold for 3 breaths while keeping the lips together and breathing lightly through the nose.
  • Head tilt variation*
Tongue Press and Hold

LIPS PRESS & HOLD

  • Place the TLJ appliance in the mouth with the Lip Press Tube between the lips.
  • Press lips firmly together and compress the Lip Press Tube in the process.
  • Hold for 3 breaths while keeping the lips together and breathing lightly through the nose.
  • Head tilt variation*
Lips Press and Hold

JAW PRESS & HOLD

  • Place the TLJ appliance in the mouth with the teeth comfortably placed.
  • 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.
  • Head tilt variation*
Jaw Press and Hold

*HEAD TILT VARIATION: Tilt the head backwards while performing exercises to improve strength in the throat and airway muscles.

Flow Sequence

If advised by your practitioner, these exercises can be combined to form an exercise flow sequence as follows:

tlj-flow-sequence

Cleaning the TLJ appliance
The TLJ appliance 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.

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


Important Points

Intra-oral appliances may change the position of teeth and alter the jaw relationship. Unlike Rigid Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs), the Myotalea® appliances are flexible and minimise the potential to cause pain in the jaw joints or permanently change the bite.

Consultation with a Medical Practitioner is essential to correctly evaluate your condition.