The Myobrace® System is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment. It addresses the underlying causes of crooked teeth, preventing proper jaw development.
Myobrace® deals with these habits by teaching children to breathe through their nose, proper tongue position, and swallow correctly while continuing to widen the jaws, so they grow to their full size.
The results? Sufficient room for the teeth to come in naturally straight!
Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and involves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day, plus overnight while sleeping.
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Habit CorrectionThis first stage of treatment involves teaching the child to breathe through the nose instead of the mouth, retraining the tongue to rest in the correct position, swallow the right way, and keep the lips together when not eating or speaking.
Arch DevelopmentChildren with underdeveloped jaws over seven years of age may be recommended to use appliances and techniques in combination with Myobrace® to achieve additional jaw development.
Dental AlignmentWhen the last of the permanent teeth are erupting, Myobrace® for Teens is used to align the teeth into their natural position. The appliances must be worn every day and overnight while sleeping. Your child's co-operation and motivation are vital to achieving the best results.
RetentionThis final stage ensures that good oral habits are maintained. Traditional treatment with braces often requires wearing a retainer to prevent relapse. By promoting good oral habits and maintaining them, Myobrace® removes the need to wear a permanent retainer or wire for an extended period.
Our Muncie dentist shares the answers .
Treatment can begin as soon as poor oral habits are recognized. The earlier the treatment, the better. Older children have had more time to establish bad habits, which can require extra effort for successful treatment.
However, with good compliance, excellent results can still be achieved!
Waiting until the permanent teeth have come in and then using braces or tooth extraction to correct orthodontic problems does not solve the underlying causes of crooked teeth or incorrect facial development.
Correcting the poor habits that are the real causes behind these problems provides a permanent and more natural solution.
Instead of focusing on forcing the permanent teeth to be straight, the Myobrace® system works to provide sufficient space for the permanent teeth to grow correctly in the first place.
It's long been thought that genetics or having teeth that are too big for small jaws were the cause of crowded, crooked teeth. But recent research has shown that poor oral habits are the real culprits.
What are the poor oral habits that contribute to crooked teeth and poor jaw development? They include:
If your child practices any of these habits, then it would be good to have Dr. Pyle evaluate their oral development so any needed correction can be done immediately. The earlier the treatment, the faster and more effective the outcome!