Why learn Myofunctional Orthodontics?
With advances in research, and years of combined clinical experience, dentists are now at the forefront of treatment of a number of disorders of facial growth including sleep disordered breathing, and malocclusion. Thanks to the many pioneers that have come before us, the modern dentist is now free to lead the way in contemporary preventive medicine. A career in dentistry can now be one of the most rewarding careers of our time. Improved facial growth and muscle function leads to better sleep. Research is now clear that great sleep is essential for a thriving, and healthy child. Straighter teeth are a happy bonus from improved function.
Why the Myofocus Orthodontic System?
The Myofocus Orthodontic System is a unique combination of all of the best bits from a number of systems, philosophies and appliances. We do not sell appliances and so have no allegiance to doing things one way or the other. We have drawn upon many years of combined experience of treating malocclusion in growing children. We have learned from a variety of settings, including small and large general practices; as well as purpose built Pre-Orthodontic Myobrace Centres.
We have used all of the popular systems and know what works well - and that’s our focus. The addition of techniques and concepts to improve compliance is the icing on the cake. The result is better function and superior results.
What is the Myofocus Orthodontic System?
The Myofocus Orthodontic System combines the best from all of the major myofunctional techniques and appliances, including MyoMunchee, Myobrace, and Oral Myofunctional Therapy. Furthermore, it uses philosophies and treatments from Biobloc Orthotropics and Functional Jaw Orthopaedics to deliver a complete appliance system, for the growing child.
The application of breathing techniques used by elite athletes to improve nasal airflow, as well as nutritional science to reduce inflammation assists with appliance use; and the incorporation of manual therapy to assist with cranial strains, and calisthenic exercises to improve core strength leads to improved posture and superior results.
Application of leadership skills, and modern behavioural science, using powerful techniques that can create positive attitude changes in children and their families completes The Myofocus Orthodontic System. Better patient compliance is the result.
What you'll get:
- 4 days (24 hours) Continuing Education
- Over 2 weekends
- Effectively treat 99% of all paediatric malocclusion
- Grow your practice while improving the wellbeing of children
- Invitation to attend our Flagship clinic with your team (conditions and fees apply)
Foundation Course (Weekend #1)
Dates TBC 2022 (Melbourne time)
» The causes and diagnosis of malocclusion and soft tissue dysfunction.
» An overview of the Myofocus System - combining the MyoMunchee and Myobrace. Plus Biobloc, and Reverse Pull.
» Oral Myofunctional Therapy at Myofocus. An Introduction to the ‘Take Off’ Program.
» Treatment planning
» Appliance sequencing and use
» When and how to use the below:
- - Biobloc 1, Munchee, Myobrace, Bent Wire System, 3D Appliance, Reverse Pull Headgear, Composite build ups.
Advanced Course (Weekend #2)
Dates TBC 2022 (Melbourne time)
» Avoiding pitfalls and how to get out of trouble
» Which cases to treat and which ones to avoid
» Leadership - what is it and why you need it in your practice. Becoming a better leader for you, your team and your patients
» Compliance and behavioural psychology. How to achieve compliance and what to do when you cannot achieve it
» Going from good to great » by working with other health professionals. An inter-
disciplinary approach to care.
» Respiratory physiology and » airways. Changing breathing » habits effectively
» The importance of sound nutrition and how to work with doctors and dietitians to reduce inflammation and congestion
Cranial aspects of malocclusion and how to work with paediatric manual therapists
A recap of the entire system
Myofocus exam. We will
find out whether we have successfully taught you our system and in the event you don’t pass we will coach you on the areas needed.
Myofocus Disclaimer and Statement:
Myofocus is a registered trademark.
Myofocus co-founders Dr Dan Hanson and Dr Donny Mandrawa are completely independent lecturers. They are employed only by Myofocus Australia.
They are independent from all of the following: Myofunctional Research Company (MRC), Myobrace, Myobrace Pre-orthodontics Centres, Myo Australia, and MyoMunchee.
Dr Dan Hanson is also co-founder and inventor of SleepYstrip, and also co-founder of Tongue Tie Institute.
Myofocus do not accept liability or responsibility for results when treatment is carried out by non-Myofocus employees. Individual practitioners are solely responsible for all results and outcomes.