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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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TIPs OF THE WEEK from August, 2012

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16 August, 2012

Modifying the Tongue tag to improve patient comfort.
By Dr. Kee Sang Hong.

Sometimes the patients will complain that the tongue tag on their Trainer or Myobrace® appliance is rubbing on the inside of their upper front teeth. This is usually because the tongue tag is sitting too tight against the incisive papela.

The softer appliances like the T4K®, K1™ (formally i-2n™) or i-3N™, are usually not a problem, but sometimes the ribbed, stiffer appliances can rub hard enough to cause redness or even swelling of the gums behind the upper front teeth...


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09 August, 2012

The differences between traditional functional appliances and myofunctional appliances.
By Dr. Rohan Wijey.

Traditional functional appliances basically act directly on the hard tissues - directly moving the teeth, expanding the jaws, and posturing the mandible into a different position. In contrast, myofunctional appliances act directly on the soft tissues that surround the teeth and the jaws...