Design characteristics of the TLP

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

  2. Handle with Strap Tether Hole - Can be used to attach to other devices.

How the TLP works

Myotalea® TLP

The Myotalea® Tongue & Lip Press (TLP) has been designed to strengthen and tone the keymuscles of the mouth and lips. Furthermore, the Myotalea® TLP targets the oropharyngeal muscles that are directly involved in keeping the upper airway open, working to improve its patency during sleep.

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 Press & Hold   Lip Press & Hold  
 
  • Position the Press Tube between the tongue and
    the roof of the mouth.
  • Compress the entire body of the tongue firmly
    against the Press Tube into the roof of the mouth.
    Hold for 5 breaths while keeping lips together and
    breathing lightly through the nose.
  • See below for an advanced technique.*
 
  • Position the middle of the TLP between the lips,just in front of the teeth.
  • Maintain tongue in the roof of the mouth and press lips firmly together to compress the Press Tubeclosed. Hold for 5 breaths while breathing lightlythrough the nose.
  • See below for an advanced technique.*
 
 

Active Tongue Press

  

Active Lip Press  
 
  • Position the Press Tube between the tongue andthe roof of the mouth. The teeth can be slightlyseparated while doing this exercise.
  • While maintaining a light nasal breathing pattern,
    elevate the entire body of your tongue and actively compress the Press Tube closed into the roof ofyour mouth for 1 breath, and release. Repeat this step 5 times.
     
  • See below for an advanced technique.*
 
  • Position the middle of the TLP between the lips, just in front of the teeth. The teeth can be slightly separated while doing this exercise.
  • Maintain tongue in the roof of the mouth while
    breathing lightly through the nose. Press lips
    firmly together to actively compress the Press
    Tube closed and hold for 1 breath, then release. Repeat this step 5 times.  
  • See below for an advanced technique.*
 

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

the throat and airway muscles.
 

Cleaning the Myotalea® TLP

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


  • Mouth breathing
  • Low tongue resting position
  • Incorrect swallowing pattern
  • Lips apart at rest