We snore when the flow of air through the nose or mouth is obstructed during sleep. This airflow obstruction is typically caused by relaxation and poor muscle tone around the throat and jaws. However, there are many additional underlying causes of snoring — mouth breathing, poor diet, obesity and poor forward development of the jaws. Tooth extractions with orthodontia can also worsen breathing problems.
Myobrace is designed for snorers who breathe through their mouth while sleeping. Myobrace slightly advancing the sleeper’s lower jaw, which corrects tongue position and opens the bite, and therefore opens the airway.
When in place, Myobrace will open the airway and control over-breathing through the mouth. The appliance’s flexible sides – with air spring base – minimise impact on the jaw joint (TMJ), so it is also ideal for those suffering from TMJ Disorder or who grind their teeth.
Instead of only focusing on symptoms of the problem, Myobrace corrects the upper airway and neuromuscular dysfunction, which can cause Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB).
Snoring is a sign of upper airway obstruction that may lead to UARS ( Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome). As this gets worse, it causes OSAS ( Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome). One symptom of this is Dinamic Bruxism (Grinding / Clenching of the teeth).
There is an association between upper airway obstruction and:
General body growth and development
Blood sugar regulation
Low blood oxygen levels
Poor body posture
Jaw and orthodontic problems
Low energy levels
Low iron levels
Sensitive gag reflex
High blood pressure
Myosa® – sleep appliance systems offer the dental and medical professions the means to provide SDB (Sleep Disordered Breathing) sufferers with a comfortable and cost effective solution that can enhance their quality of life as well as the lives of our children.
The Myosa® sleep appliance system, which provides advanced options for patients seeking SDB treatment solutions, has the correction of poor breathing habits at its core. Rather than just focus on alleviating the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing, the philosophy behind the Myosa® appliance range is aimed at treating the upper airway and neuromuscular dysfunction that are the fundamental causes of Sleep Disordered Breathing.
Although the causes of Sleep Disordered Breathing are varied and can differ between individuals, because MRC has been focused on developing myofunctional sleep appliances for more than 25 years, there is a full range of treatment options readily available.
The Myosa® range includes sleep appliances suitable for a wide spectrum of patients and includes appliances to suit patients from as young as two-years-old through to adults as well as specialty appliances targeted at bruxing and jaw joint (TMJ) disorders, which are associated with Sleep Disordered Breathing. The Myosa® appliances are generally worn for one hour per day plus overnight while sleeping, under professional supervision.