Trainer for Kids Phase 1 - T4K® Phase 1

Guidance for erupting teeth and habit correction

The pre-orthodontic Trainer for Kids (T4K®) is a single-size, prefabricated dental appliance that incorporates both myofunctional and tooth positioning characteristics. The T4K® is designed for treatment in the mixed dentition, while the permanent teeth are erupting and the child is still growing.

Phase 1 is soft and flexible, which gives the best compliance, adapts to any arch form and malocclusion, as well as optimises staying in place at night. Progress to the Phase 2 appliance only when the Phase 1 is staying in overnight and nasal breathing has been established. For children with more severe breathing problems who are unable to breathe through their nose, the MyobraceK0 should be used first as a transitional appliance.

T4K® Phase 1 Design Features

The design features of the T4K® Phase 1 are ideally suited for the initial correction of any malocclusion (except Class III) in the mixed dentition, while also helping to correct breathing and soft tissue dysfunctions.

Directions for Use

The Trainer 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.

  • Step 1

    Hold the T4K® with the tongue tag facing up.

    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Place the T4K® into your mouth.

    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Keep your tongue positioned on the tongue tag.

    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Gently bite down on the T4K® and feel it working to align your front teeth and jaws.

    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Keep your lips together and breathe through your nose.

    Step 5

Cleaning the T4K® Phase 1

The Trainer appliance should be cleaned under warm running water every time your child removes it from their mouth.

Use Myoclean™ tablets to thoroughly clean twice a week. Myoclean™ is the recommended cleaning agent for all MRC appliances.

Myoclean™

Resources

Appliance Instructions

Downloadable pdf document with instructions specifically for the T4K® Phase 1.

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The Trainer System™ Appliance Catalogue

Downloadable pdf document detailing the Trainer appliance range.

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