Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face and bite irregularities (malocclusions*). Pediatric dentists monitor children's growth and development . Early orthodontic treatment can prevent malocclusions and minimize later treatment.
The Infant Trainer: To assist development of teeth and jaws in the growing child.
The INFANT TRAINERTM from Myofunctional Research is an active exerciser that encourages your child to chew correctly while using the jaw muscles. Most importantly, the INFANT TRAINERTM makes your child breathe through their nose, it also trains them to swallow and position the tongue correctly. Research clearly illustrates that correct facial, jaw and dental growth depends strongly on all of these factors. The INFANT TRAINERTM may prevent the need for orthodontic treatment such as braces and extractions as your child grows older. MRC has a series of integrated TRAINERS for mixed and permanent teeth to ensure your child develops correctly as new permanent teeth appear from ages 6 to 12 years.
The Position trainer: Improves facial and dental development in the growing child (mixed dentition).
Since being introduced in 1992, the Pre-Orthodontic TrainerTM (T4KTM) has become the most popular and successful product available from Myofunctional Research Co. The T4KTM is most effective in early mixed dentition for tooth eruption guidance and correction of myofunctional habits. Tooth channels and labial bows guide the erupting/developing dentition into correct alignment and while the tongue tag and lip bumpers treat myofunctional habits. Base to 1st molars only. Starting is soft (Silicone) and Finishing or Phase 2 is harder (Polyurethane).