MYOSPOTS are small, circular pads, made of biodegradable natural polymers that are safe for internal use.
They have nice colours and flavours that give them a pleasant look and taste and are Vegan friendly. Their strong adhesive power enables them to adhere easily to the surface of the palate. Upon adhering to palate, they involuntarily induce the tongue to elevate and touch them. The repetitive induced movement of the tongue to touch and dissolve the adhered pad provides good exercise for tongue muscles to increase tongue muscles tone.
Using MYOSPOTS daily for several months can help change the tongue posture to rest against the palate.
Orofacial myofunctional therapy is a growing field of treatments for various conditions that involve in common facial muscle weakness and imbalances.
It involves training of tongue posture and establishing equilibrium between the tongue, lips and the cheek muscles.
Orofacial myofunctional dysfunction has been linked to a range of problems, including tongue thrust, various dental malocclusions, sleep apnea, snoring, swallowing difficulty (dysphagia), oral malocclusions and speech disorders.
Accordingly, myofunctional therapy plays now an essential role in active treatment of this range of conditions.
Importance of Tongue Exercise
Increasing tongue muscle tone and correction of tongue posture are essential components of the orofacial myofunctional therapy of a range of conditions, including tongue thrust, habitual digit sucking, mouth breathing, dysphagia, sleep apnea, snoring, speech disorders, oral malocclusions and in preventing relapse of lingual frenulum after removal of tongue-tie.
Using MYOSPOTS daily for a few months will help you increase the strength of your tongue muscles and induce the habit of nasal breathing.
Stomahesive vs. Myospots
The only product available to date as a source of intra-oral adhesive pads for use in oral myology are the Stomahesive gelatine wafter and similar products.
These wafers are manufactured for external use (to surround and protect a stoma in the human body) and are not intended for intra-oral use.
In addition to poor user convenience (unpleasant taste, smell and the need to use a hole puncher to cut the wafer into small circles), safety concerns are the biggest barrier that limited the number of users of adhesive pads (since most of these wafers contain polyisobutylene).
For these reasons our company has developed and patented MYOSPOTS, a safer and more convenient product that has been listed as Class I medical device on the ARTG (Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods) for this particular use (exercise of tongue muscles).
How to use MYOSPOTS?
Place a MYOSPOT with your thumb against the anterior part of the palate with gentle force for 10 seconds.
Remove your thumb and keep pressing the SPOT using your tongue until it dissolves.