Did you know that 3 out of 4 young children have crowded teeth or incorrectly developing jaws? This can be seen in children as young as age 5. Have you noticed any crowding in your child’s mouth as their adult teeth come through?
By intervening early, we are able to achieve results that are not possible once the face and jaws have stopped growing.
Myobrace is a more natural way help straighten teeth as it harnessing the natural growth process of the mouth. The treatment addresses the poor oral habits that are the main cause of crooked teeth e.g. incorrect tongue position and mouth breathing.
Crowded teeth, incorrect jaw development and other orthodontic problems can be caused by hereditary factors, prolonged bottle feeding, finger/thumb sucking etc. Modern research has shown that myofunctional habits (tongue thrusting and mouth breathing to name a few) are also causes of incorrect jaw development.
Braces are still the most effective way of straightening teeth, but they do not address the cause/s of crooked teeth. Without addressing these as well, even with braces there can be a higher chance or relapse (teeth becoming crooked again).
Myobrace treatment involves using a number of removable appliances that aim to correct these habits causing poor dental development. It also provides enough force to help straighten the teeth and move them into their correct position. This technique is now being used worldwide. The best thing about it is that no braces or any other uncomfortable appliance needs to be worn! The Myobrace simply needs to be work for 1-2hours each day and overnight whilst sleeping. Sound hard? It isn’t! The Myobrace can be worn whilst doing homework, watching TV or even driving from one place to another. Wearing this appliance in combination with a succession of myofunctional exercises each day is all it takes for the changes to happen.
If Myobrace is used in young children, the likelihood of requiring orthodontic treatment later on is quite minimal. However, sometimes in older children, to get those finishing touches, orthodontic treatment may be required, but only for a short period of time.
In addition to straightening the teeth and correcting myofunctional habits, Myobrace also improves overall health. By training patients to breathe through their nose, the air is filtered before entering the lungs, as opposed to mouth breathing, where there is no filter. By filtering out some of the germs, the occurrence of allergies is lessened.
Contact us today for a free Myobrace consultation to see if Myobrace is right for you.