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Each week we’ll post up a new ‘Tip of the Week’ with practical advice from some of the most experienced myofunctional practitioners in the world.

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You can improve patient compliance by adding Myobrace® usage into the patient's daily routine...

Tip of the week

Tip 10

A good way of improving patient compliance is encouraging the patient to incorporate the use of the Myobrace® appliance into their daily routine with an activity such as using a computer, reading a book or watching tv.


Tip 9

09 May, 2014

One of the contraindications for the BWS is having a low crown height on the sixes meaning the distal end of the 6 doesn't protrude through the gum very much and when that happens it makes putting the bands on quite difficult.


Tip 8

18 February, 2014

The Bent Wire System is a really great tool for expanding the upper arch especially, although it can be used for the lower arch, in combination with the myobrace, usually the K1 appliance.

There are a few things that can happen using the Bent Wire System that you need to be prepared for.


Tip 7

05 December, 2013

A reverse swallow is one of the poor myofunctional habits responsible for malocclusion and must be identified then corrected if myofunctional treatment is to be effective.

This month's video tip details the symptoms to be aware of when diagnosing a reverse swallow.


Tip 6

03 October, 2013

A question we get from around the world is how to deal with appliances that may cause soft tissue irritations to your patients.

Something to note is it's not a common occourance but it does happen. The first thing you need to do to prevent this from happening is to assess crown height. If the crown height...


Tip 5

15 November, 2012

This week's tip addresses a reoccurring question amongst users of MRC's appliances. When is the Myobrace® system sufficient for treatment, and when do you need to consider additional expansion appliances?

The benchmark age for considering expansion appliances is about eight years of age. Before this age, the Myobrace® is usually sufficient to encourage the tongue to sit up in the palate and promote expansion of the maxilla. Beyond this age however, the maxillary arch form is often too narrow for the tongue to comfortably fit up in the palate. Therefore age combined with a narrow maxillary arch form are the key indications for expansion.

There are two types of expansion typically used...