Myosa® for TMJBDS® Stage 1 - S1
Establish a functional airway and habit correction
The Myosa®for TMJBDS®S1 is used in patients with a Breath Hold Time of 25 seconds or more. It works by advancing the sleeper’s lower jaw and opening the bite, which has the effect of opening the airway. Additionally, the S1 has four breathing holes at the front to regulate breathing, as well as an air spring base to cushion the jaw joint. For better retention during sleep, the patient can use the mouldable version of the S1 appliance (S1M). Progress to the S2 when the patient’s BHT reaches 35 seconds or more.
Directions for Use
The Myosa® appliance is to be used for one to two hours each day, plus overnight while sleeping. The patient's teeth may become slightly sensitive in the early stages of treatment. This is quite normal, however, if pain becomes excessive, decrease application time with the aim to build it back up once the appliance is accustomed to and sensitivity subsides. The Myosa® appliance may change the position of the teeth and jaws, though the flexibility of the appliance minimises this potential.
Hold the Myosa® appliance with the tongue tag facing up.
Place the Myosa® appliance into your mouth.
Keep your tongue positioned on the tongue tag.
Close down on the Myosa® appliance and feel it working to align your front teeth and jaws.
Keep your lips together and breathe through your nose as much as possible.
Cleaning the Myosa® S1
The Myosa® appliance should be cleaned under warm running water every time the patient removes it from their mouth.
Use Myoclean™ tablets to thoroughly clean twice a week. Myoclean™ is the recommended cleaning agent for all MRC appliances.