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The Myobrace® System

Myofunctional Research Co. (MRC) fills the need for less mechanical and more biologically based, myofunctional pre-orthodontic treatment by offering a wide range of modalities that address the underlying causes of malocclusion and airway dysfunction. The Myobrace® myofunctional orthodontic system packages airway and habit correction, arch expansion, and dental alignment into a comprehensive treatment system ideally suited to treat children aged 3-15 years. By focusing on the aetio

logical factors that cause malocclusion, the appliances aim to correct the poor myofunctional habits affecting the teeth, jaws and facial development, offering patients a more natural orthodontic solution.

Myofunctional Orthodontics

For more than 27 years, Myofunctional Research Co. (MRC) has recognised breathing disorders as the major cause of malocclusion, poor jaw growth and TMJ disorder. By effectively changing the way orthodontics for children is performed, theMyobrace® myofunctional orthodontic system, by MRC, fundamentally delivers airway and habit correction to resolve orthodontic problems.

How Myobrace® Appliances Work

Since 1989 MRC has pioneered the use of single- sized, pre-fabricated appliances using myofunctional habit correction while the child is still growing to improve jaw development. This allows the teeth to align correctly without the need for braces and has added health benefits as well.

The fundamental keys to this treatment are obtaining correct nasal breathing, correcting tongue resting position, and retraining the oral muscles to function correctly. Along with habit correction, Myobrace® appliances apply light forces to the teeth to assist the teeth to align into their natural position, usually with no need for braces or extractions. The appliances are worn for just 1-2 hours each day, plus overnight while sleeping. A successful treatment outcome requires good patient compliance.

There are 3-4 stages of appliances that are designed for each dentition, which are specific to that age group. Myobrace® appliances effectively train the tongue to position correctly in the maxilla, retrain oral musculature and exert light forces to expand the jaws and align the teeth. The effect of the correct tongue position and patented DynamiCore™ develops the arch form, allowing better arch length and improving dental alignment.

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Why do i need a regular cleaning?

Dental plague is a thin layer of bacteria that forms on our teeth and that can cause tooth decay and gun disease. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly can remove most of the plaque, but even a good daily cleansing routine cannot prevent plaque from building up in hard to reach places. Our time, this soft plaque will form into a hard and porous layer of minerals (tartar), leading to tooth decay, gingivitis and bad breath. That’s why a regular, professional cleaning by a dentist is recommended at least twice a year.

What does a dental cleaning consist of?

During the cleaning the dentist or oral hygienist will remove the hard plaque with a number of specialize tools. They treatment is quick and easy and should not cause any serious discomfort. You will notice the effect of a good cleaning right away: some discoloration on your teeth will have disappeared, especially along the edge of the gums, leaving your teeth white and smooth.

What happened if I don’t get a regular cleaning?

Chances are you will develop a host of problems, ranging from discoloration of the teeth to inflammation of the gum tissue, tooth decay and bad breath. This is why your dentist recommends a cleaning at least twice a year.

Is dental cleaning painful?

Only in very rare circumstances is a cleaning painful. If you experience anything more than a slight discomfort, you should tell your dentist. The cleaning procedure is very gentle and superficial and most patients do not mind it.

I brush and floss very thoroughly. Do I still need a cleaning?

A regular cleaning is always recommended, no matter how well or how often you brush or floss your teeth. Tartar can build up in hard to reach places that only a dentist with his specialized tools can reach.

What is a filling?

A dental filling is a type of treatment that is used to repair minor damages to the surfaces of the teeth. Dental filling materials, which include composite (“white fillings”) or silver amalgam (“grey fillings”) are used to fill the cavity and repair the tooth to its original shape and texture. A good filling can last for decades – or even a lifetime.

illing a tooth is a relatively minor and inexpensive procedure. It is a very good option to prevent further damage to the tooth. It can also eliminate pain and tooth sensitivity. basically, a filling is the first line of defense against bad teeth.

To fill a cavity, the dentist will generally first apply a local anesthetic to dull any sensitivity. Then he will remove the decayed material with a minute drill and clean the affected area. The cleaned-out cavity is immediately filled with the composite or amalgam, which sets and hardens almost instantly.

How do I know if I need a filling?

The only way to determine if you need a filling is by having the dentist check your teeth, because not all cavities are clearly visible or cause pain and sensitivity. The dentist will check the surface of your teeth with a small mirror and special tools to find small areas of decay. Sometimes, an X-ray (which is completely painless and perfectly safe) is necessary to determine the extent of the damage below the surface.

Is getting a filling painful?

Depending on your sensitivity, good dentist can make the experience almost completely pain-free.

What is the difference between silver (grey) and white fillings?

Grey are silver fillings consist of amalgam, a metallic compound that is mixed just before application and that hardens with in hours. Amalgam fillings are very strong durable and can resist a great deal of biting pressure, which is why they are often used for back teeth. They are also slightly cheaper than white fillings. The disadvantage, of course, is the darker color, which does not blend in with the white enamel of the natural teeth.

What is crown?

Crowns are the perfect way to replace teeth that are broken, crooked or have been damaged beyond repair. There are many different types of crowns, but they all have a few things in common: they use a cap made of ceramic or metal that is carefully crafted to look and feel like a real tooth. This cap is bonded to the remaining part of the broken tooth, covering the original damaged area completely. The end result is often spectacular, with the new crown looking and feeling just as natural as the tooth it replaced.

What is a bridge?

A bridge uses the same concept, but is used to span a gap of one or more missing teeth. Basically, a bridge consists of two crowns that are cemented onto existing dental roots with an unsupported crown in between them.

What does the procedure consist of?

Measuring, preparing and mounting a crown or bridge is a fairly long and complicated process. The dentist will first make several imprints of the existing teeth to ensure a perfect fit. Next, the site of the crown is prepared by removing damaged material from the existing tooth to create a solid foundation for the new crown. Often, a temporary crown or cap is put in place between treatments, allowing you the eat as usual between dental appointments.

The final crown is usually created from metal and ceramics in a technical laboratory by specialists who used the imprints to make a perfectly fitting replacement. The dentist will often make minutes adjustments to this crown to make sure it fits perfectly.

Crowns are more expensive and time-consuming than fillings, but the end results can be quite spectacular. Quite often, a dentist is able to completely restore a beautiful smile – or even make minute adjustments to this crown to make sure it fits perfectly.

Is placing a crown of bridge painful?

Often, when preparing the site for the placement of a crown, the dentist will have to do some drilling in the original tooth, but this should be virtually painless with proper anesthesia and care. Putting in the crown is a process that involves a lot of feeling inside your mouth and careful measuring, and although most people would agree it is not exactly comfortable, this is not painful at all.

How long will a bridge or crown last?

Common materials are amalgams of gold or platinum or ceramics, which can be made to the exact color of the surrounding teeth, so that the tooth or molar blends in perfectly. It is up to you what you want your smile to look like!

What materials can be used for crowns and bridges?

Common materials are amalgams of gold or platinum or ceramics, which can be made to the exact color of the surrounding teeth, so that the tooth or molar blends in perfectly. It is up to you what you want your smile to look like!

Why is it sometime necessary to pull a tooth?

Removing teeth is never a dentist’s favorite option and we will first make sure we have done everything we can to save your tooth before we remove it. Sometimes extraction is necessary as part of another procedure (for example implants) but we will always make sure the extraction procedure is as quick and painless as possible.

Why will always discuss the consequences of the extraction with you and help you find a proper solution for the missing tooth. Sometimes, implants, bridges, or prosthesis are a good way to restore the functionally and we will carefully go over all of your options before we do anything irreversible.

Does an extraction have to be painful?

Not at all. Most patients will not feel a thing from the actual extraction. but only feel a sight soreness for a few hours after the procedure. The dentist will always provide you with a mild painkiller to take home and give you clear instructions on how to take care of yourself over the next few days.

We all want beautiful, white teeth, but unfortunately, only a very few of us have a natural, dazzling-white smile. Our teeth gradually become stained by the food we eat and drink and even vigorous daily brushing with whitening toothpaste will not make your teeth significantly whiter.

The only way to achieve great results is a professional whitening treatment, applied by a dentist. In combination with a thorough oral cleaning, a customized cleaning program can significantly whiten your smile in very little time. The professional treatment is much more effective than the over-the-counter products and also achieves more lasting results, without the risk of damage to the teeth or surrounding gum tissue.

We offer BriteSmile laser teeth whitening treatment can be performed in as little as one hour.

Why choose Brite Smile?

Superior Technology: BriteSmile has been proven in clinical studies to be safe and effective with results that can last for years.

  • Whitens more effectively than a leading tray system and 1-hour curing light bleaching method.
  • New procedure is now more effective–an average improvement of 9.3 shades, still one hour and without increasing the concentration of hydrogen peroxide in the BriteSmile gel.
  • BriteSmile’s proven technology is currently used by over 4500 dentists in over 60 countries around the world.

Unparalleled patient satisfaction: The BriteSmile process is setting a new standard for patient satisfaction in teeth whitening.

  • Consistently receives a 98% satisfaction rating.
  • Almost 500,000 procedures performed to date, and growing by thousands more each month.
  • Independent studies show BriteSmile as the most widely respected name in professional teeth whitening.
What are the procedure for britesmile?

For BriteSmile teeth whitening process the patented BriteSmile whitening treatment consists of a lamp filtered to emit light in the blue-green region of the spectrum (approximately 400-500 nanometers) and a patented delivery device, which illuminates all smile teeth at once.

The BriteSmile light is used in combination with a patented peroxide gel, which has been optimized to obtain a maximal whitening effect and to ensure patient safety. The patented chemistry consists of a 15% hydrogen peroxide gel buffered at an approximately neutral pH that is compatible with tooth enamel. The gel also contains other ingredients such as glycerin and highly purified water to prevent tooth dehydration and to further ensure safety. The gel also contains a patented photo-initiator, which assists in chromophore destruction at the tooth’s surface.

For BriteSmile light system is patented and available exclusively at BriteSmile whitening spas and through our Associated Center network. Due to its unique design, our light is able to whiten all “smile line” teeth simultaneously and uniformly, with an amazing 9+ shades of improvement on the Vita-Pan shade guide. Nothing has been proven to whiten teeth faster, easier, and more effectively. Beware of imitators that may claim they work as well as BriteSmile. Some may use less commonly accepted shading scales and/or lack independent clinical research to back their claims.

For BriteSmile whitening gel contains a patented photo-initiator, activated by our patented blue-light, which shines on the gel and acts as a catalyst, accelerating its natural teeth whitening compounds. The new treatment includes an additional step in the protocol consisting of the application of a liquid whitening accelerator just prior to the second and third applications of the gel. The blue-light triggers the gel because it is specifically tuned to respond to certain wavelengths of light. How does this happen? It is a similar bleaching process by which objects are naturally whitened by sunlight but, thanks to the blue light and hydrogen peroxide, our whitening treatment allows our clients to leave in just over an hour with their teeth at their optimal whiteness. It is also completely safe, because unlike sunlight, our patented light does not release harmful ultra-violet rays. Instead, it operates in the gentle blue-green spectrum, which is safe for tooth enamel as well as skin, gums, and other soft tissues.

What is an implant?

Implants are the perfect solution to replace a missing tooth or molar when there is no remaining natural root or stump. First, the dentist will drill a specially designed titanium screw into the jaw bone. Over a period of several months, new bone tissue will grow and the titanium screw, slowly embedding it in the jaw bone. After this healing period, when the artificial root is firmly fixed in place, a crown-like cap is placed on top the titanium pin. The result is a brand new tooth that looks and feels perfectly natural.

What are the pros and cons of implants?

Implant surgery is complicated and time-consuming. The success of the final result depends on the individual patient and the process can take up to six months to complete. One the other hand: implants are the most hi-tech, long lasting and most comfortable solution serious dental problems and the end results can be quite spectacular.

We offer BriteSmile laser teeth whitening treatment can be performed in as little as one hour.

Is an implant right for me?

Creating an implant is a complicated medical procedure that requires delicate oral surgery and a great deal of technical skill and experience from the dentist. Dr. Huang is one of the leading experts in this field in Taiwan and has an unparalleled success rate in creating beautiful, long lasting implants. Deciding if an implant is the right solution for you requires a thorough oral examination, as well as several x-rays. The process is more expensive than other dental treatments, but implants also offer the best results possible, creating teeth that look and feel as new.

Is the surgery painful?

Placing the titanium into the jawbone is a minor surgical procedure, so you will be given the proper local anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience. you might feel a bit sore afterwards, but the dentist will give you some light for an residual discomfort. The rest of the procedure is very mild and usually not uncomfortable at all.

How long will an implant last?

will last a lifetime.

What materials can be used for the final crown?

Common materials are amalgams of gold or platinum or ceramics, which can be made to the exact color of the surrounding teeth, so that the tooth or molar blends in perfectly. It is up to you what you want your smile to look like!