In 1962, at the orthodontic section of the ADA, Dr. C. F. Gugino already gave a lecture on myofunctional education, and developed afterwards the
“awareness training” and the “unlocking concept”.
In 2000, in a publication in the American Journal of Orthodontics, together with Prof. Ivan DUS, Dr. C. F. Gugino stated :
“Every patient who has a malocclusion has some degree of dysfunction. The earlier you treat and unlock the TMJ the more the face will adapt to your concept. The later you treat, your concept will have to fit the face”.
Learn more about the unlocking concept developed by Dr. Gugino, download the attached file to discover his statement and introduction to his treatment philosophy.
Even though multiple universities were involved already in the functional and early treatment approach in orthodontics, it was often carried out using hard resin devices during the entire treatment.
On the initiative of Dr. Gugino, this new approach based on functional and behavioral rehabilitation led to the development of a 2 phase orthodontic treatment approach: orthopedic and orthodontic.
In a quarter of a century, the functional early treatment of patients and preventing/correcting dysfunctions as early as possible has become more then a reality, and is now widely applied in Europe and around the world, clearly evolving towards a global medical approach with patients.
The new U Concept® devices, developed by 7 Seas Orthodontics S.A., follow this evolution and are the result of a 25 years’ experience in myofunctional education and awareness training.
Thanks to our early involvement (from 90’s) we offer you a wide range of biocompatible appliances, manufactured in Europe, effective on breathing, swallowing, mastication, posture and facial balance.
The new U Concept® devices, developed by 7 Seas Orthodontics S.A., follow this evolution and are the result of a 25 years’ experience in myofunctional rehabilitation and awareness training.
Thanks to our early involvement (from 90’s) we offer you a wide range of biocompatible appliances, manufactured in Europe, effective on breathing, swallowing, mastication, posture and facial balance. Since the 90’s, in Europe and around the world, Dr. Daniel Rollet (1953-2017), specialist in orthodontics, Pontarlier/France; a close disciple of Dr. C. F. Gugino and past president of the French bioprogressive society, has greatly contributed to make myofunctional reeducation known through his numerous lectures and endless investment in making the concept adopted by other colleagues.
Thousands of dentists and orthodontists around the world have attended his lectures and became regular followers of his treatment philosophy.
Taking in account, over time, our doctor’s observations and recommendations, U Concept® product line was born.
Thanks to our synthetic product line and simplified selection guide, U Concept® is easy to implement in your daily practice.
To make U Concept® appliances work efficiently in your practice, we and our distributors offer specific lectures and training courses to integrate the proper working protocol in your practice (functional diagnostic, motivation of the patients and parents, associated exercises etc…).
Please contact us to learn more :
contact [at] 7seas-ortho.com
Our strategy is to develop quality and comprehensive products rather than quantity, offering a synthetic but complete range of devices, covering all dental deformation classes and age groups, along with specialized training courses to integrate the unlocking concept in your daily activity.
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The management of dysfunction's etiology and their treatment directly affects long-term stability of an orthodontic therapy.
A stable dental positioning is the result of the early actions on muscular balance, reached by removing the obstructions related with :
Thanks to the evolution of the materials and the expertise of doctors using functional educators, last generation devices are now both flexible and resilient.
Nevertheless, the device itself is only a therapeutic tool supporting the practitioner to validate the different treatment steps that were determined by the diagnostic and individualized treatment plan.
Implementing communication tools, such as those below, will participate to the treatment success, along with U Concept® devices.
In order to inform you and your patient, following U Concept® communication tools are available: