JP5313979B2 - Mouthpiece for muscle reinforcement around the oral cavity - Google Patents

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JP5313979B2
JP5313979B2 JP2010189258A JP2010189258A JP5313979B2 JP 5313979 B2 JP5313979 B2 JP 5313979B2 JP 2010189258 A JP2010189258 A JP 2010189258A JP 2010189258 A JP2010189258 A JP 2010189258A JP 5313979 B2 JP5313979 B2 JP 5313979B2
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  The present invention relates to a mouthpiece, and more particularly to a mouthpiece for selectively strengthening peripheral muscles of the oral cavity including masticatory muscles, facial muscles, and peripheral muscles of the mandible to adjust muscle strength balance.

  The muscles of the head are roughly divided into masticatory muscles and facial muscles. Among them, the masticatory muscles are muscle groups that are directly involved in masticatory movements and are particularly important in the dental field, and include the masseter and temporal muscles. . Facial muscles refer to thin muscle groups such as the muzzle muscles and cheek muscles existing in the subcutaneous tissue of the head and the shallow surface. As people age, their masticatory muscles and facial muscles weaken, and the number of times that the left and right dentitions bite during the meal is biased. May occur. Such a bias in muscular strength also affects facial expressions, causing problems such as a difference in height in the height of the left and right eyes, and a drop on one cheek or mouth corner.

  The mandible has a pair of left and right temporomandibular joints and has a certain degree of freedom in the three axial directions of up, down, left, and right. The mandible is a structure that hangs from the skull with muscles, etc., and plays the role of a weight and balancer for adjusting the center of gravity of the head. Therefore, when the mandible bias (mandibular deviation) occurs, the head position changes, and the entire vertebra including the cervical spine is affected. As a result, distortion of the cervical spine and the like may occur, and uncomfortable symptoms such as stiff shoulders and headaches and indefinite complaints such as physical distress may occur.

  Conventionally, there are devices that reinforce the masticatory muscles and facial muscles by repeatedly biting with the upper and lower teeth in the mouth. For example, in Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2008-67732, a masticatory muscle is strengthened by biting a U-shaped occlusal portion between upper and lower dentitions, and by closing the mouth with its mouth centered around the protruding portion while biting the occlusal portion. An oral muscle training device in which the muzzle muscle, which is one of the facial muscles, is strengthened is disclosed (Patent Document 1).

  Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 11-56876 discloses a mouthpiece that is worn on maxillary teeth in which the thickness of the occlusal portion on the left and right molar sides is different in order to correct the unevenness of the human skeleton and muscles. (Patent Document 2).

JP 2008-67732 A Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 11-56876

  However, in the invention described in Patent Document 1, since the occlusal portion is integrally formed in a U shape along the human dentition, the entire occlusal portion is bitten between the upper and lower dentitions. The masticatory muscles can be strengthened as a whole, but for example, if the left and right muscle strength balance between the masticatory and facial muscles is biased, It was not possible to adjust or correct the bite.

  In addition, when the occlusal surface is not flat due to the poor bite of the user, even if the occlusal portion is bitten in the entire dentition, the occlusal pressure is higher in the higher part than the occlusal plane, whereas the lower part However, there was a problem that the bite pressure was weakened and the masticatory and facial muscles were biased and strengthened depending on the height difference of the occlusal surface.

  On the other hand, according to the invention described in Patent Document 2, it is described that physical left and right inequalities can be corrected, but multidirectional and selective muscle strength adjustment in consideration of the movement of the mandible in three axial directions. There is a problem that can not be. Further, since the mouthpiece is attached to the upper jaw, there is a problem that the mouthpiece is easily dropped from the oral cavity when used while exercising.

  In addition, the inventions described in Patent Documents 1 and 2 have a problem that the mandibular deviation, which causes stiff shoulders and headaches, cannot be corrected.

  The present invention has been made to solve such problems, and is not affected by the difference in height of the occlusal surface, and requires a peripheral oral muscle including a masticatory muscle, a facial muscle, and a mandibular peripheral muscle. An object of the present invention is to provide a mouthpiece for reinforcing muscles around the oral cavity that can be partially selected and strengthened accordingly, and the muscle strength balance can be adjusted.

The mouthpiece according to the present invention is a mouthpiece for strengthening muscles around the oral cavity, and has a substantially horseshoe-shaped oral vestibule fence and a bite pad, and the oral vestibule fence has a height from the upper gingiva to the lower gingival gingiva. and has a of the outer surface of the buccal cavity fence, stimulating portion formed in a convex shape is provided to stimulate at least the corners of the mouth nodules, an inner vestibular fence, the height direction substantial center portion pad The bite pad includes an anterior pad that is bitten by the front teeth, a right molar pad that is bitten by the right molar, and a left molar pad that is bitten by the left molar, and each pad. Is independently detachably attached to the pad attachment portion.

  In one embodiment of the present invention, the right molar pad may be a right molar pad and a right molar pad, and the left molar pad may be a left molar pad and a left molar pad.

  Moreover, as one aspect of the present invention, it is preferable that the outer surface of the oral vestibule fence has a stimulus imparting portion formed in a convex shape that stimulates at least a mouth corner nodule.

  Further, as one aspect of the present invention, it is preferable that the front tooth pad, the right molar pad, and the left molar pad are separated from each other with a gap in a state where the bite pad is attached to the pad attaching portion.

Furthermore, as one aspect of the present invention, it is preferable that a plurality of breathing holes are formed in a vertical line in the longitudinal center of the oral vestibule fence. Moreover, as one aspect of the present invention, the right molar pad and the left molar pad may be formed so that the width and / or thickness decreases toward the end in the back tooth direction. Moreover, as one aspect of the present invention, the right molar pad and the left molar pad may be attached to the pad attachment portion with a gap of about 4 to 10 mm from the anterior tooth pad, respectively. Furthermore, as one aspect of the present invention, the edge of the oral vestibule fence may be formed in a Kolben shape that is gently expanded in the thickness direction.

  According to the present invention, it is possible to partially select and strengthen peripheral muscles including the masticatory muscles, facial muscles, and mandibular peripheral muscles as necessary, and adjust the muscular strength balance.

(A) is a perspective view which shows the state which attached the bite pad in 1st embodiment of the mouthpiece for oral cavity periphery reinforcement | strengthening which concerns on this invention, (b) is a perspective view which shows the state which removed the bite pad. is there. It is a top view which shows this 1st embodiment. It is a left view which shows this 1st embodiment. It is a front view which shows this 1st embodiment. In this 1st embodiment, it is a perspective view explaining the movement to the 3 axis directions of a mandible, and mandibular deviation. It is a schematic diagram explaining the effect of this 1st embodiment. (A) is a perspective view which shows the state which attached the bite pad in 2nd embodiment of the mouthpiece for oral periphery muscle reinforcement which concerns on this invention, (b) is a perspective view which shows the state which removed the bite pad. is there. It is explanatory drawing which shows the attachment or detachment structure of a bite pad in this 3rd embodiment. It is a schematic diagram which shows the modification of the bite pad in this 3rd embodiment.

  Hereinafter, a first embodiment of a mouthpiece for reinforcing oral cavity muscles according to the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. Fig.1 (a) and FIG.1 (b) are perspective views which show the structure of the mouthpiece for oral periphery muscle reinforcement | strengthening of this 1st embodiment.

  As shown in FIG. 1 (a) and FIG. 1 (b), a mouthpiece 1A for reinforcing oral cavity muscles mainly includes a vestibule fence 2, bite pads 3, 4, and 5 and a plate-like shape that is a pad attachment portion. Pad mounting plates 6, 7, and 8.

  Hereinafter, each structure of the mouthpiece 1A for oral cavity periphery reinforcement | strengthening of this first embodiment is demonstrated in detail.

  The oral vestibule fence 2 corresponds to a mouthpiece body formed in a substantially horseshoe shape that fits in the oral vestibule. Here, the oral vestibule refers to a portion that is anterior to the dentition and sandwiched between the dentition and the alveolar mucosa, the lip mucosa, and the cheek mucosa. The mouthpiece 1A for oral muscle reinforcement in the first embodiment has the mouth vestibule fence 2 so that the position of the occlusal portion is hardly displaced in the mouth and stably accommodates the mouthpiece 1A. Prevents falling out of the oral cavity when opening. In addition, mouth breathing causes inflammation of the mucous membrane of the throat, and there is a demerit such as a decrease in immunity due to the uptake of various germs. It also has the effect of

  Moreover, it is preferable that the edge of the oral vestibule fence 2 is formed in a Kolben shape that is gently expanded in the thickness direction. This increases the fit of the mouthpiece 1A in the oral cavity and has the effect of reducing displacement and discomfort.

  Next, in the mouthpiece 1A for oral muscle reinforcement in the first embodiment, the bite pads 3, 4, 5 are each composed of an anterior tooth pad 3, a right molar pad 4, and a left molar pad 5.

  The pad mounting plates 6, 7, 8 are formed in a plate shape in the first embodiment, and are the mounting portions of the bite pads 3, 4, 5, and the bite pads 3, 4, 5 are removed. It also plays a role in preventing the upper and lower teeth from directly hitting the mouthpiece when in use. The pad mounting plates 6, 7, and 8 include an anterior tooth pad mounting plate 6 to which the front tooth pad 3 is attached, a right molar pad mounting plate 7 to which the right molar pad 4 is attached, and a left molar pad attachment to which the left molar pad 5 is attached. The bite pads 3, 4 and 5 are configured to be detachably attached to the pad attachment plates 6, 7 and 8, respectively.

  In order to prevent the left molar pad 5 from coming off from the left molar pad mounting plate 8 when the left molar pad 5 is held between the upper and lower dentitions, the left molar pad mounting plate 8 includes the left molar pad 5 inside. Concave portions 13a and 13b are formed at both ends so as to be fitted with the formed convex portions 12a and 12b. Similarly, recesses 13a and 13b are formed at both ends of the anterior pad mounting plate 6 and the right molar pad mounting plate 7 so as to be fitted to the convex portions 12a and 12b inside the anterior tooth pad 3 and the right molar pad 4, respectively. Has been.

  In addition, gaps are formed between the anterior pad mounting plate 6 and the right molar pad mounting plate 7, and between the anterior tooth pad mounting plate 6 and the left molar pad mounting plate 8. When attached to the pad attachment plates 6, 7, 8, it is preferable that there is a gap of about 4 to 10 mm between the front tooth pad 3 and the right molar pad 4 and between the front tooth pad 3 and the left molar pad 5. . This is because the oral vestibule fence 2 is easily bent by forming a gap between adjacent pads, and when the mouthpiece 1A for strengthening the oral cavity muscle is installed in the oral cavity, the fit is improved and further used. It is flexible because it can be flexed flexibly according to the size of the person's mouth. The size of the gap is not limited to 4 to 10 mm.

  Moreover, it is preferable that the mouthpiece 1A for oral cavity reinforcement | strengthening muscles in this 1st embodiment has at least the central respiratory hole 9 formed as a hole for mouth breathing in the oral vestibule fence 2, and also the upper and lower respiratory holes 10a. 10b and left and right breathing holes 11a and 11b are more preferably formed. The central breathing hole 9 is provided in the central portion of the oral vestibule fence 2 between the upper and lower dentitions of the person's front teeth and corresponding to the longitudinal center of the front teeth. Further, the central breathing hole 9 is formed so as to penetrate the front tooth pad 3 and the front tooth pad mounting plate 6.

  Further, an upper breathing hole 10a and a lower breathing hole 10b are provided at positions above and below the central breathing hole 9, and the right breathing hole 11a is provided between the front tooth pad mounting plate 6 and the right molar pad mounting plate 7, and left The breathing hole 11 b is provided at a position between the anterior tooth pad mounting plate 6 and the left molar pad mounting plate 8.

  As described above, by providing a plurality of breathing holes in the mouthpiece 1A for reinforcing muscles around the oral cavity, mouth breathing can be performed without taking out the mouthpiece from the mouth when breathing becomes difficult only by nasal breathing. . Furthermore, since the mouthpiece 1A for strengthening the muscle around the oral cavity can be used while performing aerobic exercise such as aerobics, for example, the body shape-up, the muscle strength training of the muscle around the mouth and the balance of the muscle strength are effectively performed. Is possible.

  Next, FIG. 2 is a plan view of the mouthpiece 1A for reinforcing oral cavity muscles in the first embodiment.

  As shown in FIG. 2, the mouthpiece for oral cavity reinforcement 1A according to the first embodiment is thinner as the width of the right molar pad 4 and the width of the left molar pad 5 are toward the end in the back tooth direction. The right molar pad 4 and the left molar pad 5 do not touch the tongue base or are difficult to touch so as not to interfere with tongue movement.

  The anterior pad 3, the right molar pad 4, and the left molar pad 5 are formed in a rounded shape with no corners as a whole, and when the mouthpiece 1A for strengthening the muscle around the oral cavity is mounted in the oral cavity, It can be used without causing discomfort in the oral cavity. Moreover, it is easy to follow the bending of the oral vestibule fence 2 by the rounded shape. Furthermore, each bite pad 3, 4, 5 is made of an elastic material having cushioning properties, and examples of the material include elastic resins such as an elastomer resin including a hydrogenated styrene isoprene resin and a silicon resin, If the effect of this invention is acquired, it will not be limited to this.

  In addition, examples of the material for the oral vestibule fence 2 and the pad mounting plates 6, 7, and 8 include resins having moderate flexibility such as polyolefin resin and polyester resin, but the effects of the present invention can be obtained. If there is, it is not limited to this.

  Furthermore, on the outer side of the oral vestibule fence 2, stimulus imparting portions 20 a and 20 b formed in a convex shape to stimulate the vicinity of the mouth corner nodules are formed in two places on the left and right. Details of the stimulus applying units 20a and 20b will be described later.

  Next, FIG. 3 is a left side view of the mouthpiece 1A for reinforcing oral cavity muscles in the first embodiment.

  Usually, the space between the upper and lower dentitions of the front tooth part just before the occlusion is larger than the space between the upper and lower dentitions of the molar part, so that the thickness of the pad mounting plates 6, 7, 8 is constant from the center part of the front tooth to the back teeth The occlusal pressure of the molar portion becomes larger than that of the front tooth portion at the time of occlusion, and there is a possibility that the jawbone and the temporomandibular joint are distorted when the mouthpiece 1A for strengthening the peripheral muscle of the oral cavity is used. In order to prevent such distortion of the jawbone and temporomandibular joint, in the first embodiment, as shown in FIG. 3, from the center of the anterior pad mounting plate 6 to the end of the right molar pad mounting plate 7 in the back tooth direction, The pad mounting plates 6 and 7 are formed to be thin. Similarly, the left molar pad mounting plate 8 is formed so as to be thinner toward the end portion in the back tooth direction.

  Next, FIG. 4 is a front view of the mouthpiece 1A for reinforcing oral cavity muscles in the first embodiment.

  As shown in FIG. 4, the oral cavity vestibule 2 has an upper concave portion 30a and a lower concave portion 30b formed above and below the central portion in the longitudinal direction. Accordingly, the mouthpiece 1A for strengthening the muscle around the oral cavity can be mounted in the oral cavity while avoiding the upper lip band and the lower lip band.

  Moreover, the stimulus imparting portions 20a and 20b are formed substantially concentrically and convexly with the left and right mouth corner nodules as the center. A horn corner nodule is a region where the buccal muscle, laughing muscle, and lower antrum muscles are gathered at the corner of the mouth, which is around 4.5mm to 4.7mm outward from the mouth corner. Has developed. As described above, the mouth corner nodules serve as intersections of normal activities of the facial muscles. Therefore, by providing the convex stimulus applying portions 20a and 20b that are substantially concentric around the mouth corner nodules, the mouthpiece for strengthening the muscle around the oral cavity. When strengthening training of peripheral muscles of the oral cavity using 1A, it is possible to effectively massage facial muscles.

  Further, the central breathing hole 9 and the upper and lower breathing holes 10a and 10b can be adjusted not only as breathing holes but also through the holes so that the midline of the maxillary anterior teeth and the midline of the mandibular anterior teeth coincide with each other from the holes. It also has a function, and by using the mouthpiece 1A for muscle reinforcement around the oral cavity adjusted in this way, it is possible to check and correct meshing distortion and balance. Similarly, correction of mandibular deviation can be performed.

  The left and right breathing holes 11a and 11b are located at the centers of the stimulus applying portions 20a and 20b. When viewed from the inside of the oral vestibule fence 2, the right breathing hole 11a is located between the anterior pad 3 and the right molar pad 4. The left breathing hole 11b is formed corresponding to the position between the front tooth pad 3 and the left molar pad 5. For this reason, the passage of air is good and it is easy to breathe.

  Here, in the so-called mandibular deviation in which the mandible is deviated from the correct position, as shown in FIG. 5, the deviation of the rolling 40d that rotates around the axis 40a extending in the front-rear direction and the left-right direction extend. There is a deviation of the pitching 40e rotating around the rotating shaft 40b and a deviation of the yawing 40f rotating around the axis 40c extending in the vertical direction.

  The mouthpiece 1A for reinforcing oral cavity muscles in the first embodiment is configured as described above, and there are the following three types of usage methods for the mouthpiece 1A. As shown in FIG. 6, the first method of use is to attach only one or two bite pads to the pad mounting plate and bite a space (void) without bite pads to balance the strength of the muscles around the oral cavity. How to adjust. The second method of use is to use the bite pads 3, 4, and 5 in a state where all the bite pads 3, 4, and 5 are attached to the pad mounting plates 6, 7, and 8 to strengthen the entire peripheral muscle of the oral cavity by biting the bite pads 3, 4, and 5 as a whole. It is. The third method of use is a method of adjusting the strength balance of the muscles around the oral cavity by attaching only one or two of the bite pads 3, 4, and 5 to the pad mounting plate and biting the bite pad itself. It is. There are three types of usage methods as described above for the use of the mouthpiece 1A for strengthening the muscle around the oral cavity in the first embodiment. Among them, according to the first usage method, the rolling, pitching, and yawing movements. It is also effective in adjusting the muscle strength balance of the perioral muscles compared to the second and third methods of use, and the amount of exercise activity increases, so that the perioral muscles can be effectively strengthened. Furthermore, it is possible to correct mandibular deviation.

  Then, the effect at the time of using the mouthpiece 1A for oral cavity periphery reinforcement | strengthening in this 1st embodiment by the said 1st usage method is demonstrated, referring FIG.

  FIG. 6 illustrates the effects of using the mouthpiece 1A for strengthening the muscle around the oral cavity with only the left molar pad 5 attached to the left molar pad mounting plate 8 and the anterior pad 3 and the right molar pad 4 removed. It is a schematic diagram. Here, in FIG. 6, portions other than the left molar pad 5 and the left molar pad mounting plate 8 are omitted for the convenience of describing the operational effects of the mouthpiece 1A for reinforcing the oral cavity muscle.

  As shown in FIG. 6, when the mouthpiece 1A for muscle reinforcement around the oral cavity to which only the left molar pad 5 is attached is mounted in the oral cavity and closed, between the upper and lower dentitions of the anterior teeth and between the upper and lower dentitions of the right molars A space is created. Hold the left molar pad 5 in the upper and lower dentitions of the left molar part, and bite the anterior and right molars toward the space of the anterior and right molar parts, so that the lower anterior part of the mandible with the left molar pad 5 as a fulcrum And the force which pulls up the mandibular right molar part upwards arises. And by these operation | movement, the oral periphery muscle relevant to the function which pulls up the lower jaw front tooth part and the lower jaw right molar part can be selectively strengthened. For this reason, when the left and right muscle strengths of the peripheral muscles of the oral cavity are biased due to a biased masticatory movement or the like, a method in which only one of the left and right molar pads is attached is used.

  For example, when the mouthpiece 1A for oral muscle reinforcement is used with only the front tooth pad 3 attached to the front tooth pad mounting plate 6 and the left and right molar pads 4 and 5 removed, the front tooth pad 3 is held. By biting the space between the upper and lower dentitions of the left and right molar parts, the force that pulls the left and right lower molar parts upward using the anterior tooth pad 3 as a fulcrum is generated, which is related to the function of lifting the left and right lower molar parts The masticatory muscles and facial muscles can be strengthened. This is expected to correct the position of the lower jaw to the correct position in the back, such as when the head position is turned forward due to long-term use of a computer, the lower jaw is displaced forward and the body balance is lost, etc. Furthermore, since the left and right masticatory muscles and facial muscles are tightened, a so-called small face effect can be expected.

  Further, for example, when the mouthpiece 1A for oral muscle reinforcement is used with only the left and right molar pads 4 and 5 attached to the pad mounting plates 7 and 8 and the front tooth pad 3 removed, the left and right molar pads 4 are used. , 5 and biting the space between the upper and lower dentitions of the anterior teeth, a force for pulling up the lower anterior teeth with the left and right molar pads 4 and 5 as fulcrums is generated, and the lower anterior teeth are pulled up Perioral muscles related to function can be strengthened. Thereby, when the lower jaw is deviated backward, an effect of correcting the lower jaw to the correct front position is expected.

  As described above, according to the mouthpiece 1A for strengthening the peripheral muscle of the oral cavity according to the first embodiment, the bite pads 3, 4, 5 are selectively attached as necessary, and the bite pads 3, 4, 5 are supported as fulcrums. Since the muscle strength is strengthened by the method of biting the vacant space, it is possible to selectively strengthen the muscles around the oral cavity without depending on the height difference of the occlusal surface.

  Next, a second embodiment of the mouthpiece for enhancing muscles around the oral cavity according to the present invention will be described. In addition, the structure which is the same as that of 1st Embodiment mentioned above among the structure of the mouthpiece 1B for oral cavity periphery reinforcement | strengthening which concerns on this 2nd embodiment, attaches | subjects the same code | symbol, and abbreviate | omits description again.

  Fig.7 (a) and FIG.7 (b) show the perspective view of the mouthpiece 1B for oral cavity periphery reinforcement | strengthening in 2nd embodiment.

  As shown in FIG. 7A, in the second embodiment, the right molar pad 4 in the first embodiment includes a right premolar pad 4a and a right molar pad 4b, and the left molar in the first embodiment. The pad 5 includes a left premolar pad 5a and a left molar pad 5b.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 7 (b), in the second embodiment, the right molar pad mounting plate 7 in the first embodiment is composed of a right premolar pad mounting plate 7a and a right molar pad mounting plate 7b. The left molar pad mounting plate 8 includes a left premolar pad mounting plate 8a and a left molar pad mounting plate 8b.

  As described above, according to the mouthpiece 1B for strengthening the peripheral muscle of the oral cavity according to the second embodiment, the bite pads 3, 4, 5 and the pad mounting plates 6, 7, 8 are further finer than the first embodiment. By dividing, it is possible to select the bite pads 3, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b to be attached more finely. As a result, a portion where the muscle around the oral cavity is to be strengthened is selected more finely, and the bite pads 3, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b are attached, and the muscle strength is partially strengthened by biting the space generated thereby. The deviation can be corrected more finely.

  Next, a third embodiment of the mouthpiece for reinforcing oral cavity muscles according to the present invention will be described. In addition, the structure which is the same as that of 1st Embodiment mentioned above and 2nd Embodiment among the structures of the mouthpiece 1C for oral periphery muscle reinforcement | strengthening which concerns on this 3rd embodiment attaches | subjects the same code | symbol, and repeats description Is omitted.

  FIG. 8 is an explanatory view showing a configuration in which the bite pad 50A of the mouthpiece 1C for oral cavity reinforcement is attached and detached in the third embodiment.

  In the third embodiment, the structure differs from the bite pad in the first embodiment and the second embodiment as follows. The left premolar bite pad 50A according to the third embodiment includes a pair of upper and lower pad portions 51a and 51b, a pair of support plates 52a and 52b, and support columns 53a and 53b. In the third embodiment, flat pad portions 51a and 51b having a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape are respectively joined to support plates 52a and 52b that are slightly smaller in shape. Then, with the support plates 52a and 52b facing each other, two substantially columnar columns 53a and 53b are provided between the support plates 52a and 52b as columns for the left premolar bite pad 50A.

  The left premolar pad mounting plate 60 in the third embodiment is formed with guide grooves 61 a and 61 b that are curved in a substantially J shape in the opposite direction to the oral vestibule fence 2.

  Then, the guide grooves 53a, 53b of the left premolar bite pad 50A are pushed into the guide grooves 61a, 61b using the elasticity of the pad portions 51a, 51b, and are curved in the opposite direction with respect to the oral vestibule fence 2. The left premolar bite pad 50 </ b> A is fixed to the premolar pad mounting plate 60 by being guided and fitted into the return portions of 61 a and 61 b.

  Here, the widths of the guide grooves 61a and 61b are formed smaller than the widths of the support pillars 53a and 53b of the left premolar bite pad 50A. When the bite pad 50A is bitten, the bite pad 50A can be made difficult to come off from the left premolar pad mounting plate 60. Further, the left premolar pad mounting plate 60 has a shape that decreases in thickness toward the back tooth direction, like the pad mounting plate in the first embodiment and the second embodiment. By forming the return portion in the direction in which the pad mounting plate 60 is thick as shown in FIG.

  As described above, the left premolar pad and the left premolar pad mounting plate have been described as examples in FIG. 8, but these configurations are common to all the bite pads and the pad mounting plate.

  The pad portions 51a and 51b of the bite pad 50A are made of the same material as the bite pads in the first embodiment and the second embodiment, and the support plates 52a and 52b and the columns 53a and 53b are made of the oral vestibule fence and pad. Although it is preferable that it is the same material as an attachment plate, it is not limited to this.

  Moreover, although the bite pad 50A shown in FIG. 8 is formed in a flat shape, it is not limited to this, and another modification is shown in FIG. FIG. 9 is a perspective view, a front view, and a right side view of the bite pad 50B in the third embodiment.

  As shown in FIG. 9, in the left premolar bite pad 50B, the pad portions 70a and 70b are not flat in shape but formed in a shape having an inclination. As described above, the left bite bite pad 50B is provided with an inclination in one or both of the upper and lower pad portions 70a and 70b, so that the biting direction of the space and the biting direction of the bite pad 50B can be induced. , Can mainly help correct the yawing and rolling directions.

  In FIG. 9, the left premolar bite pad 50B is provided with an inclination in the left-right direction indicated by the axis 40b in FIG. 5. However, for example, when the inclination is provided in the front-rear direction indicated by the axis 40a in FIG. Can help to correct.

  In FIG. 9, the left premolar bite pad 50 </ b> B has been described as an example, but other bite pads can also have a sloped shape.

  As described above, according to the third embodiment, the bite pad is less likely to be detached from the pad mounting plate as compared with the first embodiment and the second embodiment. Further, by providing the bite pad itself with a left-right or front-back inclination, it becomes possible to correct the mandibular deviation more finely than in the first embodiment and the second embodiment.

  As described above, according to each embodiment, the present invention is not affected by the difference in height of the occlusal surface, and the oral peripheral muscles such as masticatory muscles, facial muscles, and mandibular peripheral muscles are partially used as necessary. It becomes possible to select and strengthen and adjust the strength balance. As a result, the muscle strength of the masticatory muscles and facial muscles can be strengthened not only simply, but also the muscles around the oral cavity including the muscles around the mandible can be selectively strengthened. By appropriately selecting the bite pad, the correction direction of the lower jaw such as the yawing direction, the rolling direction, and the pitching direction can be finely selected. As a result, improvement in general health such as reduction of discomfort symptoms such as stiff shoulders and headaches and physical distress can be expected. In addition, by correcting the mandible to a normal position, blood and lymph flow can be improved, and cosmetic effects such as detoxification of waste products can be expected. Furthermore, the action of chewing increases the amount of saliva and promotes the self-cleaning action in the oral cavity. The satiety center is stimulated and a diet effect can be expected. It also has a good effect on brain education and can be expected to have an anti-aging effect due to brain activation. In addition, by improving the center of gravity, muscles, and skeletal balance, the effect of improving posture, body, and exercise ability can be expected.

  In addition, the mouthpiece for oral periphery muscle reinforcement | strengthening which concerns on this invention is not limited to each embodiment mentioned above, It can change suitably.

  For example, the hardness of the bite pad does not have to be the same for all pads, and can be used by appropriately changing the hardness, such as changing the hardness of the right molar pad and the left molar pad.

  Further, regarding the thickness of the bite pad, the thickness can be changed as appropriate, for example, by changing the thickness of the right molar pad and the left molar pad.

  Further, the inclination of the bite pad can be used by changing the inclination angle and direction of the bite pad as appropriate, and can be made to order according to the user.

  In addition, if a string is passed through the upper and lower breathing holes 10a and 10b as a handle, the mouthpieces 1A, 1B, and 1C for reinforcing the oral cavity muscles are attached to the oral cavity in a state where the string is out of the oral cavity and closed. The string can be pulled forward or left and right. Thereby, not only the space where there is no bite pad 3, 4, 5 is bitten and the muscular strength is strengthened, but also the muzzle muscles that are difficult to strengthen simply by biting can be strengthened efficiently.

1A, 1B, 1C Mouthpiece for reinforcing oral cavity muscle 2 Oral vestibule fence 3 Anterior pad 4 Right molar pad 4a Right premolar pad 4b Right molar pad 5 Left molar pad 5a Left molar pad 5b Left molar pad 6 Anterior pad Mounting plate 7 Right molar pad mounting plate 7a Right molar pad mounting plate 7b Right molar pad mounting plate 8 Left molar pad mounting plate 8a Left molar pad mounting plate 8b Left molar pad mounting plate 9 Central respiratory hole 10a Upper respiratory hole 10b Lower breathing hole 11a Right breathing hole 11b Left breathing hole 12a, 12b Fixing protrusion 13a, 13b Fixing recess for bite pad mounting plate 20a Right stimulus applying part 20b Left stimulus applying part 30a Upper recess 30b Lower recess 40a Axial direction axis 40b Left and right direction 40c Vertical axis 40d Rolling 40e Pitching 40f Yawing 50A, 50B Left premolar bite pad 51a, 51b Pad part 52a, 52b Support plate 53a, 53b Post 60 Left premolar pad mounting plate 61a, 61b Guide groove 70a, 70b Left small Pad part of molar bite pad

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  1. A mouthpiece for strengthening peripheral oral muscles including masticatory muscles, facial muscles and peripheral muscles of the mandible,
    The mouthpiece has a substantially horseshoe-shaped oral vestibule fence and a bite pad,
    The oral vestibule fence has a height from the upper gingiva to the lower gingiva, and is provided with a stimulus imparting portion formed on the outer surface of the oral vestibule fence so as to stimulate at least a mouth corner nodule. Inside the fence, a pad mounting part is provided in the substantially central part in the height direction ,
    The bite pad has an anterior tooth pad that is bitten by an anterior tooth, a right molar pad that is bitten by a right molar, and a left molar pad that is bitten by a left molar, and each pad independently A mouthpiece for reinforcing muscles around the oral cavity that is detachably attached to the pad attachment portion.
  2.   The mouthpiece for reinforcing the oral cavity muscle according to claim 1, wherein the right molar pad is composed of a right molar pad and a right molar pad, and the left molar pad is composed of a left molar pad and a left molar pad.
  3. The mouthpiece for strengthening peripheral muscles of the oral cavity according to claim 1 or 2, wherein a plurality of breathing holes are formed in a vertical line in the longitudinal center of the oral vestibule fence.
  4. The peri- oral muscle reinforcement according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the right molar pad and the left molar pad are formed such that the width and / or thickness decreases toward the end in the back tooth direction. Mouthpiece.
  5. The oral cavity muscle according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the right molar pad and the left molar pad are attached to the pad attaching portion with a gap of about 4 to 10 mm from the anterior tooth pad, respectively. Mouthpiece for strengthening.
  6. The mouthpiece for reinforcing the oral cavity muscle according to any one of claims 1 to 5, wherein a margin of the oral vestibule fence is formed in a Kolben shape that is gently expanded in the thickness direction.
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