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Active mouth guard, the active mouth orthosis (OBA)

Redynamise your jaw and entire body thanks to the OBA!

You use your jaws an average of 10,000 times per day and 80 % of people have a poorly balanced jaw. This imbalance between the two jaws is mainly caused by trouble in the masticatory musculature and/or by poor occlusion. Closing your teeth or chewing foot if you suffer a jaw imbalance can cause asymmetric tensions in the muscles of the head and neck, and cause descending chain posture problems over time. To counteract this phenomenon, the KINEPOD laboratory offers the best tool to balance the jaws, the active mouth orthosis (OBA). In only a few minutes, this dynamic orthosis can stimulate all of the muscle chains in the human body, leading to adapted muscle work, perfect motor coordination, a balanced posture and exceptional proprioceptive work in the jaw. What more could you ask for to feel well in your body and in your head!

active Mouth guard

Oral active orthosis and active orthodontic teat (KINEPOD)

 

CHARACTERISTICS: 

The OBA is characterised by a double channel entirely covering the two dental arches in a vestibular band, lingual and an occlusal plan to establish a correct dental arch relationship (angle class I).

PRINCIPLE:

This active mouth guard acts as a dental guide. The dynamic, so-called functional, device provides perfect proprioceptive stimulation (teeth, ligaments, muscles,…), supports balance muscular work and, and thus, huge relaxation of the temporomandibular (jaw) joints.

OBJECTIVES:

Through natural muscular work and a perfect proprioceptive stimulation, this functional guide enables:

– an improvement of the chewing movement,

– repositioning of the jaw, – balanced occlusion,

– true effectiveness against bruxism and temporomandibular joint problems, rehabilitation of chewing, breathing through the nose, swallowing and phonation.

– reduced snoring and better quality sleep.

FUNCTIONS: 

The Kinepod active mouth guard has two active functions:

  • Because of its elastic material, with its shape memory, acts as an active spring forcing the muscles to return to their primary functions.
  • Because of its conscious chewing, the OBA requires the patient to work actively (self-stimulation).

POSTURAL ACTION

The OBA mouth guard can improve your body posture due to its descending chain action.

Firstly, this dynamic orthosis is designed to rebalance the temporomandibular joints (jaws). Just like the foot and the eye, the jaw is a strategic point of the human body. Over the long term, if it does not work properly it can cause postural problems in descending chain. Migraines, cervical and back pain, and even lumbar pain are often linked to the jaw.

SPORT:

For sportspeople, the OBA can increase your physical abilities in training and also in competition (for experienced athletes who know their limits). In actual fact, the OBA can enable people to gain in strength and endurance instantly by modifying the body’s posture in descending chain by redistributing in a balanced way the pressure and the contact points in the teeth and by relieving muscular contractures. Furthermore, wearing the OBA forcing you to breathe through your nose, which can increase sportspeople’s pulmonary capacity.

USE:

The Kinepod mouth guard (OBA) can be used during the day to perform exercises to strengthen the maxillofacial muscles while keeping the jaws in a good position, and at night to ensure a perfect relaxation of the temporomandibular (jaw) joints and counteract the bruxism. The active mouth guard can be worn during sport to improve physical performance and to play a preventative role.

The OBA can also be used in functional and conventional orthodontics before a permanent device is fitted, or after treatment as a retainer (under prescription from a dentist).

RANGES:

The laboratory markets:

  • a universal range adapted to the public (mouth guard sold in the Kinepod shop),
  • a range adapted to maxillofacial muscular rehabilitation for kinesiotheraphy, osteopathy and chiropractics.
  • ranges suitable and exclusively reserved to dental medicine.

 

EXERCISES

Exercise 1
-chew by applying light pressure to the orthosis at a regular
rhythm keeping your teeth in contact with the orthosis at all times (do
not open your mouth wide).
-try to keep your lips together during the exercises.

Exercise 2
-bite on the orthosis for 6 seconds then
release for 6 seconds then repeat.

Isometric exercises (continuous contraction and release for 6 seconds)
are particularly suitable if you have a bridge.