Learn About The Appliances
The Trainer System™ is suitable for practitioners who are starting out with myofunctional orthodontics, and is categorised into dentition groups to assist with appliance selection. The Trainer System™ are single size, prefabricated dental appliances that incorporate both myofunctional and tooth positioning characteristics. No impressions, no moulding and no fitting adjustments are required. Phase I (soft) appliances are more flexible in order to adapt to a wide range of malocclusions. Phase 2 (hard) appliances usually follow after 5 to 8 months of Phase I use and achieve better tooth alignment.
The Infant Trainer™ is an active exerciser that encourages patients to chew correctly while using the jaw muscles. TheInfant Trainer™ helps patients breathe through their nose and it also trains them to swallow and position their tongue correctly.
The T4K® has become one of the most popular and successful products available from MRC. The T4K® is most effective in early mixed dentition for tooth eruption guidance and correction of myofunctional habits.
The T4A™ is like the T4K® but designed for the permanent dentition. It has higher sides in the canine region to align erupting canines and the distal ends are longer to accommodate the second molars.
In addition to the main appliances within the Trainer System™ there are additional appliances in the system with more specialised purposes. The Braces Series™ is for doctors routinely putting on brackets who want to correct poor myofunctional habits and stop the irritation that brackets frequently cause to the soft tissues. The Lip Trainer™ is designed to be used in combination with other appliances in the Trainer and Myobrace® systems to improve lip seal, strengthen lip muscles and stretch the lower lip muscles to reduce their overactivity on swallow.