Myospots, a must have tool in Myofunctional Therapy

What are Myospots made from?

Myospots-banna-flavour

Myospots are made of safe, natural ingredients. The product is designed in Australia by Myospots Australia Pty LTd and is manufactured by Acino Pharma in Switzerland under European GMP.

The main composition of Myospots is a mixture of Algae agar, cellulose gum and xanthan gum. In addition, there are small concentrations of the following: stevia (sweetener), natural fruit flavour (banana, blueberry or strawberry), natural colour and a safe preservative (potassium sorbate) to protect the product against microbial growth. 

There is no gluten, soy or dairy products in composition. There is also no animal derived product in the composition, making Myospots suitable for vegans.

Myospots are listed as class-1 medical device with Australian Register for Therapeutic Goods (ARTG-326829) and have a European GPSD (General Product Safety Directive) certificate.

Oral Myology and Myofunctional Therapy

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It all starts with your tongue!

Tongue Thrust

  • Tongue thrust refers to a forward or downward resting posture, where the tongue rests against or over the lower teeth.
  • Tongue thrust can develop the habit of mouth breathing and is usually associated with other conditions such as habitual digit-sucking and open bite malocclusion.
  • Tongue exercise to increase tongue muscles tone and correct for tongue posture is essential for the treatment of tongue thrust and the associated conditions (Eur J Orthod. 2016; 38(3); 227).

Mouth Breathing

Snoring and Sleep apnea

Dental Malocclusions

Digit Sucking

  • Retraining the tongue to rest against the palate is an effective intervention for treatment of habitual digit (normally the thumb) sucking and prolonged use of pacifiers.
  • If digit-sucking habit persists, malocclusions such as open-bite can develop.
  • Correction of tongue posture and induction of nasal breathing is key in the treatment of habitual digit sucking (Int Dent J. 2015; 65(5); 235).

Speech Disorders

Dysphagia

Tongue Tie

What are Myospots and how do they work?

a girl putting Myospots tongue exercise spots on the roof of the tongue
a mouth open girl looking up with a Myospots on the roof of mouth

Please note the following when attaching the spot to the roof of your mouth:

Myospots are not sticky and this is why they do not stick to each other in the container or to your fingers when you hold them. Myospots are made of hygroscopic materials that tend to absorb moisture quickly from the surroundings, this is how it adheres to the palate, since it sticks easily to wet surfaces under the moisture effect.
If the roof of the mouth is too dry (which is the usual case in chronic mouth breathers) the spot will not adhere easily. If you find it difficult to adhere the spot to the roof of your mouth, please try the following: take a sip of water before using the spot, and moisten the roof of your mouth with the tip of the tongue for a few seconds, then apply the spot. If your child is the one who is doing the exercise, make sure when they start elevating the tongue not to force the spot off, but to press over it with tongue surface.

FAQs

Myospots are a unique and popular new tool for tongue elevation exercises that can treat mouth breathing fast. Myospots exercise the tongue by adhering to the roof of the mouth. People can touch their tongue to the Myospot, to train the tongue to elevate and rest on the roof of the mouth in the proper position.
Myospots are made of safe and natural ingredients. The product is designed in Australia by Myospots Australia Pty LTD and is manufactured by Acino Pharma in Switzerland under European GMP. Myospots are listed as class-1 medical device with Australian Register for Therapeutic Goods (ARTG-326829) and have a European GPSD (General Product Safety Directive) certificate.
You can buy Myospots from our online store. We ship our product to customers all over the world. You may also check our distributors list (Add a link here to distributors page) to see if we have a local distributor in your country.
Shipping varies depending on your location. Within Australia, it usually takes 3-5 business days from ordering to delivery.
Our most popular flavour is definitely strawberry. However, it is all about your preference, and if you are allergic to one of our fruit flavours we recommend using a different flavour as we use natural fruit flavours in Myospots.
After about 10 minutes of the application of the spot, it becomes tightly fixed to the palate. Drinking after that point of time while the spot is in place is not a problem, but chewing food could result in the spot falling off.
Myospots must be totally dissolved before sleeping. We DO NOT recommend leaving the spot attached during sleep to avoid accidental swallowing of the spot.
When used correctly, the Myospot takes 50 minutes to dissolve completely.
Myospots are made of a mixture of agar and gum, which are all-natural ingredients. They contain Algae agar, cellulose gum and xanthan gum, with small concentrations of stevia (as a sweetener), natural fruit flavour, natural colour and a preservative (potassium sorbate) to protect the product against microbial growth.

Myospots are not sticky, they attach to the roof of your mouth by absorbing moisture and ‘glueing’ on naturally, rather than using a synthetic glue or adhesive.

To make sure the spot adheres properly please try the following:

  • Take a sip of water before using the spot
  • Moisten the roof of your mouth with the tip of your tongue for a few seconds
  • Apply the spot by holding it against the roof of the mouth for a few seconds
  • Over 3-4 minutes, the adhesion will get stronger and it will become tightly adhered to the palate.
No there is no sugar in Myospots. The sweetener used is stevia, which is a low-calorie natural substitute for table sugar.
While they are not designed for chewing, Myospots are dissolvable and safe for consumption.

We recommend that tongue exercises are done over a period of at least 12 weeks. In the first week, you can start with just one spot daily to get used to the exercise and to gradually change your tongue. Then you can increase it to two spots per day in week 2, and 3 spots in week 3. Then from week 3 to week 12, use 3 spots and do 3 exercise sessions every day.

The tongue is a muscle, and like all other muscles, it needs to exercise regularly to maintain strength and preserve the tongue elevation habit. So after the initial training period, we advise that you exercise once daily to make sure that the improvements you achieved are preserved at the same level.

It is always important to consult your doctor/health care provider or myofunctional therapist to advise you on both the optimal frequency and total period required for best results.

Myospots are designed to soak up moisture to adhere to your mouth. If moisture affects them while they are in storage, it can damage their integrity and cause them to crumble. To prevent moisture contamination, try the following:

  • Keep the lid tightly sealed between openings to prevent moisture contamination.
  • When removing Myospots make sure your hands are clean and very dry.
  • Store the bottle in a dry area away from direct sunlight.
  • Try using Myospots pouches to store 5-10 Myospots at a time. This prevents frequent opening and closing of the bottle.
  • Do not shake the bottle vigorously.
  • Avoid picking the spots with your fingers from inside the bottle. Try emptying a single Myospot into the cap.

Backed By Research

Myospots are listed as class-1 medical device with Australian
Register for Therapeutic Goods (ARTG-326829) and have a European GPSD (General Product Safety Directive) certificate.

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