The Myobrace System: Myofunctional Orthodontic Treatment
Myobrace is a method of orthodontic treatment that helps align teeth and jaws, working with or without other orthodontic treatment methods. More importantly, Myobrace can also help to correct underlying conditions and poor oral habits that cause crooked teeth.
Myobrace treatment uses myofunctional orthodontic techniques to address the poor oral habits (known as myofunctional habits) that are the underlying causes of crooked teeth. This treatment uses light, intermittent forces to align the teeth.
Root Causes of Crooked Teeth
Approximately three out of four children have crowded teeth and incorrectly developing jaws. Research has shown that crowded teeth, incorrect jaw development and other orthodontic problems are not caused by big teeth in small jaws or hereditary factors—they are caused by myofunctional issues.
Most orthodontic problems, particularly crowded teeth and an underdeveloped lower jaw, are caused by myofunctional habits, such as mouth breathing and tongue thrusting. Braces continue to be an effective way of straightening teeth, however orthodontic treatment does not address many of the problems causing crooked teeth or undeveloped jaws. Additionally, if these habits are not corrected, treatment time and the necessity for retainers will be increased.
Myobrace therapy or treatment uses a series of removable dental appliances that are worn for just 1-2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping. Daily use of the Myobrace combined with regular activities (to improve breathing, muscle function and tongue posture) results in straighter teeth and improved function, leading to optimal facial development and a healthier smile.
Simple and effective, Myobrace helps to correct oral habits that cause poor dental development and improper breathing, while also providing light forces to align the teeth into their natural position.
Myobrace—for adults and children
The Myobrace System is suitable for a wide variety of orthodontic concerns, with a range of solutions available most patients at any age. However, Myobrace treatment works most effectively for patients from five to fifteen years of age while developing. The optimal patient age group is six to ten years of age.