Myobrace is suited to 5-15 year olds.
Waiting until all permanent teeth have come through to begin treatment with braces can unfortunately lead to irreversible damage affecting not only the teeth, but also the child’s overall health and development.
Poor myofunctional habits (poor oral habits) are evident before all permanent teeth are present, which means treatment of the causes can begin much earlier than originally thought. This can be as early as three years of age.
Myobrace® is designed to deal with these incorrect myofunctional habits by teaching children to breathe through their nose, rest the tongue correctly in the roof of the mouth, swallow correctly and continue widening the jaws so they grow to their full and proper size. This results in sufficient room for the teeth, allowing them to come in naturally straight and often without the need for braces.
The Myobrace®System consists of a series of intra-oral appliances that are worn for one hour each day plus overnight while sleeping. The appliances assist in correcting poor oral habits and expand the arch-form while exerting light forces to align the teeth and jaws. Separate appliances are used depending on the child’s age and type of orthodontic problem. In addition, the patient education program, known as Myobrace®Activities, is used to further correct the myofunctional habits causing the incorrect dental and jaw development. The Activities are to be performed twice daily in conjunction with wearing the Myobrace® appliance and consist of a series of breathing, tongue, swallowing, lip and cheek exercises.
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For those who want to straighten their teeth, we have fantastic systems to achieve great results – the Inman and Invisalign Aligner systems.
The Inman Aligner is a perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. It is really fast, very safe and great value compared with other systems.
With the patented Inman Aligner , your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks. Most cases usually completed within 6-18 weeks! And because it is removable, you can take it out to fit your lifestyle.
The Inman Aligner is designed to treat the upper and lower front teeth only. After an evaluation, we can determine if the Inman Aligner is right for your particular case and we will recommend treatment options. For more complex cases Invisalign might be a better fit as it treats the whole arch.
After treatment, your dentist places an easy-clean retainer (one which can be flossed) to prevent relapse.
To see if an aligner based system is suitable for you, contact us for an assessment at your next visit.