Straighten teeth naturally and address the underlying causes of crooked teeth and airway issues.

What Is Myobrace®?

Preventive pre-orthodontics for children.

The Myobrace® … Click to open a new window to the oficial page of Myobrace … system addresses the underlying causes of crooked teeth, poor jaw development, and airway issues in kids.

Myobrace® deals with habit correction by teaching children to breathe through the nose, hold the tongue in the proper position, and swallow correctly. We do this while widening your child’s jaws so they grow to their full size and make room for teeth to come in naturally straight.

Preventive pre-orthodontic treatment in Muncie, IN is best for children aged 3 to 15. Our dentist offers a series of removable intra-oral appliances, which must be worn for 1-2 hours a day plus overnight during sleep.

Do you think your child may need early orthodontic intervention?

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‘‘Amazing team, honestly. Enough that I immediately knew I needed to bring my son and make this his long-term dentist as well. He went in as nervous as can be. He’s seven, and from the assistant to the care provided for my son - he was all smiles and laughs! If you want good people who honestly care, this is the place.’’

- Megan C.

Benefits to Your Child with the Myobrace®

Our Preventive Pre-Orthodontic System.

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Myobrace® for kids  … Click to go to our blog … helps set the foundation for correct jaw development in children and teens. This non-invasive therapy corrects the underlying causes of crooked teeth using fixed and removable orthodontic appliances vs. braces. Here are the advantages:

  • Corrects poor oral habits

  • Develops and aligns the jaw

  • Straightens teeth naturally

  • Optimizes facial development

  • Improves overall health

  • Promotes healthy eating habits

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The Four Stages of Treatment with Myobrace®

Myobrace® treatment starts with the correction of poor oral habits and works through a combination of three or more appliances to correct orthodontic problems and align the teeth.

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1: Habit Correction

This first stage of pre-orthodontic treatment involves teaching the child to breathe through the nose instead of the mouth, retrain the tongue to rest in its correct position, swallow the right way, and keep the lips together when not speaking or eating.

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2: Arch Development

In children with underdeveloped jaws over seven years of age, we may recommend using appliances and techniques in combination with Myobrace®. This helps with arch development to make room for the new teeth when they come in.

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3: Dental Alignment

When the last of the permanent teeth are erupting, Myobrace® for Teens helps align teeth into their natural position. The appliances must be worn every day and overnight while sleeping, so your child’s cooperation and motivation are vital to achieving the best results.

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4: Retention

This final stage ensures that good oral habits are maintained vs. traditional treatment with braces that often requires wearing a retainer to prevent relapse. By promoting good oral habits, Myobrace® removes the need to wear a permanent retainer or wire for an extended period.

Have Questions about the Myobrace® System?

Our Muncie dentist shares the answers.

  • When should my child begin treatment with Myobrace?

    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, requiring extra effort for successful treatment. However, with good compliance, we can still achieve excellent results!

    Schedule an appointment … Click to open a new window to schedule an appointment … for a Myobrace consultation in Muncie, IN.

  • How is Myobrace® treatment more effective than wearing braces?

    Waiting until the permanent teeth come in and then using braces or tooth extraction to correct orthodontic problems doesn’t 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.

    Our Muncie, IN family dentist uses a comprehensive approach to help your child have a healthy and beautiful smile for life.

  • What are the poor oral habits that I should watch for in my child?

    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 shows that poor oral habits are the real culprits.

    The poor oral habits that contribute to crooked teeth and poor jaw development include:

    • Mouth breathing
    • Tongue thrusting
    • Reverse swallowing
    • Thumb sucking

    If your child practices any of these habits, please schedule a visit. Dr. Pyle can evaluate oral development so we can do any needed correction immediately.

    The earlier the treatment, the faster and more effective the outcome!

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