is a functional aid to train the tongue rest position,lip closure and masticatory muscles.
At the same time, the physiological swallowing pattern can be learned and automated through the special shape and wearing time. Available in a variety of sizes, the Myo Munchee can be worn by infants through adults.
In Australia and the USA, the MyoMunchee is already a real movement to improve jaw structures. Now we can take off in Europe and do something good for our children and ourselves!
Let's start the journey to balanced muscles, nasal breathing and physiological tongue rest!
The Practitioner Sizing Kit allows you to get a feel for what the Myo Munchee is and how the devices fit with your patients and practice. Dental practitioners are able to sterilise the units with the autoclave to keep as a reference point for fitting if needed. The more comfortable you become with our sizing guide the less need there will be to physically fit the product. The Kit represents amazing value, giving you the opportunity to display Munchees in your reception area and/or within each treatment room giving you the added bonus of showing your patients what a Munchee is when explaining how to use.Each Sizing Kit contains: 1 each of Bebe, Mini, Junior, Tween, Adult Munchee Reward Chart - 10 sheets double-sided (english)Munchee Practitioner Prescription Pad - 25 sheets (english)Paediatric Trifold Brochures x 10 (english)1 each of Bebe Zcard and Myo Zcard (english)
Myo Munchee TweenAge guidelines: 8-14yrs & adults with narrow jaw structure Myo Munchee Tween Inter-Canine width measurement: 33-37mm.Myo Munchee Tween is our latest addition to our chewing range to better accommodate the children from 8 years through to 12 years old or older children and adults with a smaller jaw structure.
We have included molar pads for a more comfortable fit, that can be removed if their 12 year old molars haven't come in and a tongue attractor to assist with correct tongue position.It may also be the most suitable size for an older teenager who has crowding and low oral tone, low tongue posture and/or a history of lip/tongue tie.
Transition from Tween to Adult is usually between 12-14 years of age, however please consider age along with the inter-canine width measurement.
It is always best to consult with your practitioner on the right size munchee for you based on the outcomes you are working towards.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.
Myo Munchee AdultMyo Munchee Adult age guidelines: from 14 years through to adult.Myo Munchee Adult Inter-Canine width measurement: 35-40mmOur new and improved version of the original Kevin Bourke Medium is now called Myo Munchee Adult.
Some of the features of the new design include a handle, a tongue attracter for optimal tongue positioning and trimmable extension plates on the back to accommodate different jaw sizes. The arch width is the same as the Medium you may be familiar with so it can be used as a direct replacement of your previous Myo Munchee Medium. Please work with your practitioner or get in touch to determine the best size Munchee for you.The Myo Munchee is a great addition to day-to-day health and wellness routines and can be used actively or passively during the day.
We recommend using it actively throughout the day for up to 10 minutes. When you start using Munchee, chew multiple times per day to reach the 10 minutes in shorter reps, then increase the time as you become more comfortable. Passive use can be for longer periods and is a great way to reinforce nose breathing, correct swallow pattern and improve oral posture.Myo Munchee Adult is generally suitable for teenagers aged from 14 years through to adults 100+ years of age. The appliance is made to accommodate the 12 year old molars and stimulate the arch form as the children grow. If the 12 year old molars have not yet erupted you may find the Myo Munchee Tween will be a better fit, alternatively you can trim the backplates to shorten the overall length of the device.Developing and keeping tone and function of the muscles of the lower third of the face are essential as they are integral to the functions of eating, breathing and speech all of which are essential for optimal human genetic expression. The Munchee is made of non-toxic medical grade silicone, and shaped to suit the natural process of chewing. It is easy to incorporate use of Munchee into your daily regimen and is as simple as ready- set- chew.Myo Munchee Adult is a great adjunct tool to assist with:Craniofacial development Myofunctional therapy programsOrthodontic protocolsSpeech Pathology protocolsDental hygieneBone and joint healthPeriodontal conditionTMJ stabilityManual therapy adjunctSleep hygiene adjunctTemporary MAS appliancePrevent resorptionPeriodontal healthSalivary productionDementia therapy adjunct
Myo Munchee BebeAge recommendation: 6 - 18 monthsThe Myo Munchee Bebe can only be purchased in conjunction with a Munchee Practitioner!Book a consultation for this, the Practitioner(s) will send an email to email@example.com.The Myo Munchee Bebe is safe, non-toxic and comfortable. It is made of medical grade silicone.The special shape helps the tongue to take the physiological resting position on the palate. The price includes 2 Myo Munchee Bebe, so you always have a Myo Munchee Bebe on hand when you're on the go!Application:
The Myo Munchee is an easy to use chewing trainer. Get the best guidance and information from your practitioner of choice!
Myo Munchee Junior age guide: 4 years - 8 yearsMyo Munchee Junior Inter-Canine width measurement: 30-35mmTransition 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.Instruction: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.
Myo Munchee Mini age guide: 18 months - 4 yearsTransition Ages: a child older than 4 years who has an inter-canine width measurement of less than 30mm may be better suited to starting with a Myo Munchee Mini and then progressing to the Myo Munchee Junior once they are able to maintain a good lip seal, breathing through their nose and controlling the saliva while chewing their Mini.Myo Munchee Mini is safe, non- toxic and comfortable, made of medical-grade silicone with a handle that makes it easy and stable for very small children to use.Soft and snug, Mini Munchee gives the little ones a head start to healthy habits through the natural action of chewing. The lower third of the face has important work to do with the functions of eating, drinking and swallowing as well as breathing and speaking. It is essential that there is good tone, function and balance of the muscles and bones to perform these important functions. Myo Munchee Mini is great to use for the following:dummy/pacifier replacementoral hygiene toolreduce open bite and tongue thrustspecial needs childrenPre-orthodontic trainer.The Myo Munchee Mini is a chewing device that is simple to use. For children aged 18 months to 4 years can be easily implemented into daily routine, like brushing your teeth or having a bath. To get started, begin using your Munchee for short periods of time often- once the strength has been developed increase to 3 minutes twice daily. Munching while Mum or Dad are reading a story is a great way to get into a good routine, in the bath can also be a fun time to Munch. Find a good time to sit with your child so that you can ensure that lips are together and they are keeping the Munchee in the right place while chewing. This will ensure they get optimal benefits of Chewing as well as preserving the life of the appliance.It is estimated that at least 80 percent of airway growth will occur in the first 6 years of life. Chewing a Munchee is a great way to positively influence the growth, balance and function of the face and jaws at this critical time.Mini Munching promotes nose breathing and correct swallow patterns which are essential movements for optimal human genetic expression.NOTE: Age in conjunction with your inter-canine width measurement is your best guide to sizing a Myo Munchee Mini, however there are many variables including low tone, underdeveloped or oral sensory issues that mean it may be best to also start an older child who may be around 6yrs with an inter-canine width measurement of less than 30mm with the Mini.
Let's crank up the mouth development with Myo Munchee!
With the Myo Munchee you are part of a real health movement!
The Western, industrialized lifestyle appears convenient with cooked, soft foods, but provides little natural opportunity for healthy jaw development. Chewing, swallowing and movement have largely been replaced by seemingly convenient convenience foods with little stimulus for chewing.
The Myo Munchee stimulates natural chewing and thus jaw development!
Originally, the MyoMunchee was developed in 1967 by the dentist Dr. Kevin Bourke in Australia. The idea behind it was to produce a kind of cleaning tool for the Aborigines, the indigenous people of Australia. Dr. Bourke was appalled by the poor condition of the teeth of the indigenous people. Access to industrially produced foods was dramatically rapidly deteriorating the condition of their oral health, jaw muscles and dental status. Dr. Bourke recognized the problem and designed the prototype Munchee. The fine nubs on the side facing the teeth, were intended to serve as a toothbrush replacement. He soon realized that using the Munchee also exercised the muscles and helped the jaws move in a healthy direction again.
Dr. Mary Bourke, the dentist's daughter continued to develop the Munchee and has since managed to make the Myo Munchee a real movement.
Just like any other part of the body, the jaw and facial muscles need the right workout to stay healthy and fit! That's why the Munchee works!
With just 10min of daily training, the Munchee helps your child integrate reflexes and train chewing muscles, lip closure and physiological swallowing patterns.
The more Munchees, the better! Munchees are available for every age from 18 months.
The Munchee Bebe is from 6 month but must be purchased through a practioner.
There are different ways to use the Munchee. For example, the Mini Munchee can be used to replace the pacifier. At the same time you do your child something good by encouraging him to train jaw and facial muscles and subsequently to use them when eating, speaking and swallowing.
There is a lot more what the Munchee can do for you! Find out at Myomunchee.com