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What is TMJBDS®

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction can be caused by many different issues such as trauma or pathology, but the majority of TMJ issues are associated with mouth breathing and poor myofunctional habits. Treatment of TMJ disorder must involve consideration of the airway and correction of poor habits.

Since most conventional treatments overlook this phenomenon, sufferers of TMJ disorder never usually find proper relief and instead learn to manage lifelong symptoms. This is further complicated by the wide range of symptoms that arise from TMJ disorder and breathing dysfunction.

MRC has created the TMJBDS® appliance range which simultaneously addresses the myofunctional factors implicated in TMJ dysfunction, whilst also addressing breathing dysfunction. This approach focuses on the Teeth, Muscles, Joint (TMJ), Breathing and Dysfunctional Sleep (BDS); hence the acronym TMJBDS®.

Auxiliary appliances and techniques, such as the TMD appliance or TMJBDS® Myolay™ (composite build-ups), are used to aid treatment by opening the airway and providing joint decompression. When combined with the TMJBDS® treatment protocols, the Myosa® for TMJBDS® range is an easily implementable system for the management and treatment of adults with TMJ dysfunction and/or BDS issues. By addressing the underlying causes using this system, treatment of TMJ dysfunction and BDS is simplified and predictable.

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How the TMJBDS® Appliances Work

When in place, the Myosa® for TMJBDS® appliance will open the airway and control breathing through the mouth. The appliance’s flexible sides with the patented Air Spring Core™ is gentle on the TMJ, making it suitable for users who suffer from TMJ disorder or bruxing. All of this is accomplished whilst simultaneously achieving myofunctional habit correction.

It is important to be mindful that breathing dysfunction includes more than just mouth breathing. The Myosa® appliance system is also designed to reduce overbreathing or hyperventilation, and promote diaphragmatic breathing with selected exercises.

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

The TMJ is where the mandible joins the temporal bone of the skull. Each time a person chews, speaks and swallows, the joint moves. Therefore, it is one of the most frequently used joints in the body.

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Normal TMJ
(Temporomandibular Joint)

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Myosa® S2
Joint decompression and transition to nasal breathing.