Myotalea Tongue, Lip & Jaw - TLJ

Improvement of tongue, lip, jaw and airway muscle strength

The TLJ focuses on improving the strength and tone of the tongue, lip, jaw and airway muscles. These muscles are typically weak in patients with orthodontic, TMJ and breathing disorders. It has multiple features which allow the exercise of all of these muscles in the one appliance. The TLJ is used as an adjunct active myofunctional exercising appliance in all of MRC's treatment systems, but can also be used on its own by practitioners providing myofunctional therapy.


TLJ Design Features

The design features of the TLJ are suited to improve the strength and tone of the tongue, lip, jaw and airway muscles in patients of all ages. 

Directions for Use

The Myotalea® appliances provide treatment for patients with symptoms of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders (SRBD) or Breathing Disordered Sleep (BDS) and jaw joint dysfunction. Patients who present poor muscle tone in the tongue, lip, jaw, throat or airway areas are suitable for Myotalea® treatment.

  • Tongue Exercise: Step 1

    Place the TLJ appliance in the mouth with the tongue press tube facing upwards.

    Step 1
  • Tongue Exercise: Step 2

    Compress the tongue press tube between the tongue and the roof of the mouth and hold for three (3) breaths while keeping the lips together and breathing lightly through the nose.

    Step 2
  • Lips Exercise: Step 1

    Place the TLJ appliance in the mouth with the tongue press tube facing upwards.

  • Lips Exercise: Step 2

    Press lips firmly together and compress the lip press tube in the process and hold for three (3) breaths while keeping the lips together and breathing lightly through the nose.

    Step 3
  • Jaw Exercise: Step 1

    Place the TLJ appliance in the mouth with the tongue press tube facing upwards.

  • Jaw Exercise Step 2

    Lightly bite down on both sides of the appliance to compress air spring base and hold for three (3) breaths while keeping the lips together and breathing lightly through the nose.

    Step 4

Cleaning the Myotalea TLJ

The Myotalea® 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.


Resources

Appliance Instructions

Downloadable pdf document with instructions specifically for the TLJ.

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Myotalea Appliance Catalogue

Downloadable pdf document detailing the Myotalea® appliance range.

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