Early orthodontic treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing as the patient grows, and can reduce treatment complexity and time required if any future orthodontic treatment is necessary. Early treatment may also achieve results that are not possible once the face and jaws have stopped growing. This early intervention of malocclusion and poor myofunctional habits is MRC’s key philosophy. MRC’s goal over the last 22 years has been to correct myofunctional habits as soon as they’re evident.
Kanao, Mashiko and Kanao’s research focused on recording the treatment results and characteristics from patients of various age groups in a private orthodontic practice in Japan. The objective of the research was to introduce early treatment methods - in this case MRC’sTrainer System™ appliances - in the hope of lessening the complexity of future orthodontic treatment with brackets. The research found that many of the cases were so good that the parents declined further treatment with brackets.
Many cases show consistent improvement to both cranio-facial growth and the arch-form. MRC’s appliances achieve results that are not due to excessive force being exerted on the teeth, but due to their ability to improve function. Properly harnessing the forces of the tongue and the lips allows for jaw development, and improved dental alignment. The tongue alone can exert 500 grams of force - quite clearly it’s capable of expanding the arches and aligning the teeth.