Raises the hyoid bone; thus opening airway and no snoring
Stimulates the Genio Glossus muscle which keeps the tongue forward when sleeping
Is a cost effective means of preventing snoring in many instances
Teeth Clenching and Grinding
Teeth clenching damages teeth and causes other dental problems but can be reduced or even eliminated with the use of a MYO appliance.
Common Oral Problems
MYO appliances come in a range of sizes to alleviate various oral problems including unsightly crooked teeth, cross-bites (malocclusions), bruxism (tongue disorder), gum disease (bleeding gums) and speech development.
TMJ Symptoms and Pain
TMJ (temporo-mandibula joint) symptoms of pain and discomfort in the jaw can be drastically reduced or cured by the proper use of the correct MYO appliance.
The MYO appliance addresses the cause of snoring. It offers a real snoring cure giving about 50% of users significant relief from snoring and, subsequently, a good night's sleep.
Cleaning the MYO
Rinse under tap after use, dry and put back into case. Once a month clean with Bi-Carbonate of Soda and water.
What is the MYO appliance?
Dr Kevin Bourke, an Australian dentist, invented the MYO as an oral appliance to improve the quality of the gum tissue. It was introduced to the dental profession at the biannual Australian Dental Convention in 1974 in Hobart.
Since then it has variously been called the "Munchie Chewer", the Perio Myo Pedic and the Myomunchee. Subsequent research in Japan and USA found that using the MYO had numerous oral health benefits.
Dentistry is increasingly about prevention rather than cure and MYO appliances were designed to prevent many common dental problems. These simple and inexpensive dental products are a vital part of preventative dental care and hygiene.