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MYOFUNCTIONAL APPLIANCES

  • The buccal shield holds the soft tissue
  • away from the dentition and facilitates
  • posterior dental expansion by disrupting
  • the tongue –cheek equilibrium.
    • Individual tooth movements cannot be achieved .
    • Cannot be used in adult patients.
    • Patient cooperation is essential for the success of the treatment.
    • Cases treated with functional appliance may require fixed appliance therapy for final detailing of occlusion.-2phase Rx.

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