Myo Munchee Junior
Available, delivery time: 2-5 days
Myo Munchee Junior age guide: 4 years - 8 years
Myo Munchee Junior Inter-Canine width measurement: 30-35mm
Transition Ages: consider age in conjunction with the child's inter-canine width measurement to determine the best size Munchee. For example if your child is 6 yrs old but has a inter-canine width measurement of less than 30mm it may be best to start with the Myo Munchee Mini until your child is able to maintain good lip seal, breathing through their nose, chewing correctly and managing their saliva before progressing to the Myo Munchee Junior.
The Myo Munchee Junior is the perfect size for children aged 4 years up to 8 years. At age 8 years plus or for younger children with larger jaw structure, it would be recommended to be guided by your health practitioner as to best size and guidelines for use.
If there are obvious signs of an unbalanced bite and crooked teeth above the age of 6 years it is best to work with a dental practitioner who has insights into how best to optimise facial growth, function and future development. Please take a look at our Practitioner Listing Page to find someone in your area.
Myo Munchee Junior is safe, non- toxic and comfortable, made of medical-grade silicone and comes with a handle that makes it easy and stable for children to use.
Munching at this age is a great way to reinforce the importance of good oral habits through the natural action of chewing. At this age it may be apparent that there is weakness in the muscles of the lower third of the face. This may present as issues with the important functions of speaking, eating and breathing. It is essential to have good tone in the lower third of the face to perform these vital functions optimally.
Myo Munchee Junior is a great adjunct tool for the following:
- Oral hygiene - Munchee has been shown in studies (Osaka Dental University) to be as effective as a toothbrush in cleaning the teeth in this age group.
- Myofunctional therapy tool - excellent adjunct tool for all myofunctional therapy and speech programs looking to improve the oral tone and function.
- Early interceptive orthodontic tool - to assist with balance and function of the muscles of the lips, face and jaws. Particularly useful for open bites and tongue thrusting.
- Excellent tool for working with children with Special Needs.
The Myo Munchee is a chewing device that is simple to use. It can easily be incorporated into family life as part of the daily routine - it is as easy as Ready-Set-Chew. We recommend using Munchee for 10 minutes active chewing during the day. This can be done in small increments during the day to start and once they are comfortable they can do 5 minutes chewing twice per day.
NOTE: Consider age in conjunction with inter-canine width measurement to sizing a Munchee, however there are many variables including low tone, underdeveloped or oral sensory issues that mean it may be best to start with the smaller size and progress to the next size as the child becomes more comfortable. If in doubt it is always best to start smaller, have the child enjoy the experience and work your way up to the next size.
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