MRC - Myofunctional Trainer for Kids
Since children grow at such a rapid rate, jaw and bite correction, teeth alignment and straightening can be more easily done at a young age.
Recently much research has gone into some of the more fundamental and root causes of malocclusion. The results have enabled the design of a relatively simple device that works as an overall correction of common issues that cause dental misalignment.
What is Myofunction Training?
The definition of myofuncional is 'relates to or pertaining to muscular function' and in dentistry this specifically refers to the muscles and soft tissues of the tongue.
It has been shown that the tongue and related muscles have a large impact on the gums and teeth and can also have a negative impact on the proper growth and development of the oral cavities. Hence Myofuntional Training focuses on teaching these muscles how to function correctly. This has a number of benefits.
What are the Benefits of the Myofunctional Trainer?
If the need for treatment is identified early (between the ages of 6 and 12) and an appropriate Trainer is used, it can benefit children in a number of areas: