Molded into the anterior
section (similar to orthondontic archwire).
1. Tooth Channels.
(impart a light force on misaligned anterior teeth).
3. Tongue Tag
for the proprioceptive positioning of the tongue tip as in myofunctional
and speech therapies.
4. Tongue Guard
stops tongue thrusting when in place and forces child to breathe through
5. Lip Bumpers
discourage over-active mentalis muscle activity.
6. Edge to Edge
Class I Jaw Position
is produced when in place (same as most functional appliances). Combined
with prevention of tongue thrusting and forcing the child to nose breathe
is how the Class II corrections are achieved in the cases shown (a big
assistance to the Orthondontist in future treatment).