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.
You can improve patient compliance by adding Myobrace® usage into the patient's daily routine...
Dentists and orthodontists have successfully addressed the causes of malocclusion using MRC’s appliances for more than 20 years.
View the testimonials featured below from practitioners around the world that use the Trainer or Myobrace® Systems in their practice daily to treat a range of patients and malocclusions.
Dr. Barry Raphael, DMD
As a specialist in orthodontics, I had to come to understand that soft tissue dysfunction is an etiology in MOST malocclusions. Then I had to learn to READ the dysfunctions and understand why the maxilla and the occlusion deformed in the ways it does. Finally, I had to find a modality for DEALING with functional habits that orthodontics typically fails to address.
Dr. Andrew Josey - In my practice, I'm getting a lot more patients younger and parents are saying 'there's a problem, can we do something about it?' Traditional orthodontics doesn't offer an answer to that problem and I think the myofunctional training system does offer an answer.
Dr. Paul Joicey - I have had previous experience with the MRC system and I think it has evolved a lot from a few years ago. I just sat down in front of one of the screens this morning and I'm incredibly impressed by the patient education programs. So I think I am ready to take the next step and think about how I can implement it when I get back home.
Dr. Marjan Jones - It's fantastic. It's very much aligned to the philosphies of prevention that I have at my practice already and it institutes these changes and preventative measures from early in a child's life. It's very much a paradigm shift for many practitioners.
Rosi Ngwenya, Oral Health Therapist
It's a really natural way of aligning the teeth and it's great that we can do it based on the concepts of early intervention. Although it's not just about straightening teeth, it's about making healthy kids, which leads to healthy adults. We can focus on the kids much more than we traditionally have and it's a much more holistic way of looking at it.
David McIntosh, ENT Specialist
We're seeing conditions that overlap in terms of treatment that requires input from both dentistry and ENT. In my mind, there is no doubt that there is an airway issue that interelates with craniofacial form and development. Not being a dentist, there are a lot of things that I will pick up that I need dental advice on and I think it's important from my perspective to help dentists who approach an ENT the same way. We definitely need to have an ongoing working relationship because we're working in the same space.
Dr Serdar Usumez, D.D.S., PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
As orthodontists, we saw the potential to change the function in the appliance and we really believe that function is really important; particularly in the early ages to change the dentition and the development of the face. So we decided that we should at least be trying it on a variety of different cases. I think we’ve got some promising results.
Carolina Scholtz, D.D.S, M.S.
I have incorporated these appliances into my practice. From protection from brusixm to correction of skeletal and dental posture, I have witnessed an improvement in the relation between maxilla and mandible, and consequently an improvement in the occlusion, function, and esthetics of patients of malocclusions in the primary and mixed dentition. Once the patient reflects an improvement in the occlusion, the eruption of the remaining permanent dentition is facilitated. The occlusion of the patient is well on its' way to adapting to the posture encouraged by the appliance and even when used in conjunction with orthodontics, it can have significant positive effects.
C.D.E.O. | Prof. Spec Ortho (UNAM) | Maxillary Orthopaedics (UNAM). | Coordinator of the First Diploma of Craniofacial Orthopaedics (FO-UNAM). | President of the Mexican Association of Craniofacial Orthopaedics and Orthodontics (A.C AMOCOAC). | Lecturer of AH KIMPECH in Mexico. | Lecturer of MRC in Latin America. | Lecturer of PERCODENT LTDA in the Republic of Colombia.
We have used and verified the benefits of these Systems from the year 2002 when we initiated our investigations and reports of the evidences in the diagnosis and treatment with MRC innovative dental appliances. This is one of the reasons why we want to share our clinical experiences.
The clinical cases that we have, are wide and the results mostly satisfactory having used the TRAINERs; INFANT TRAINER™, T4K™, T4B™, T4CII™, T4F™, T4U™, T4A™...
I love the Myobrace system and am finding it works well even outside the age ranges in your pamphlet. I have been wearing one myself for 3 months and am seeing improvements. I have a few comments and questions. As much as I liked the original myobrace, I find the MBN is superior. I am one of the minority of dentists that assess appliances using cranial assessments. These appliances seem to be some of the most beneficial I have tested. I get good reports of noticeable changes within 1 month on the majority of my cases. Especially when I have good to great compliance....
"I have been using the TRAINER System™ for 12 years. Not only is it the best for early treatment, but the only product that combines both orthodontics and the correction of soft tissue dysfunction."
Dr. Helio Gomes da Silva
hgs dentaria, Brazil
"I have been using the TRAINER since 1998, when I met Damien O'Brien in Brazil. I frequently talk to my colleagues about the TRAINER and see they are enjoying the system more and more."
Dr. Masashi FUKUOKA
Arte Dental Clinic, Japan
"The TRAINER is enjoying great popularity in my clinic. Thanks to the TRAINER, I've gained more than 570 (pre-)orthodontic patients since I first started using the appliance in July 2001. It is my great joy and honour to see my patients (children) grow bright and charming without using braces or other orthodonic appliances. If used properly, the TRAINER almost never fails to prove successful."
Dr. Rita Goulart
Smile By Design, Australia
"I'm really pleased with the Myofunctional Appliances and all the services that you are delivering to us. Very quick and efficient."
Dr. Chris Jackson
"Under the holistic dentistry umbrella, I have witnessed today’s high tech MYOBRACE® evolve from the early chewing brushes.
With good case selection and timing MYOBRACE® corrections have been remarkable.
The MYOBRACE® is a very useful tool in helping nature achieve good function and straight teeth."
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