Myobrace

Myobrace: Naturally Straighter Teeth

Invented in Australia over 20 years ago, Myobrace is now becoming a popular form of treatment for correcting growth and orthodontic problems worldwide. Studies have found that genetics does not play as significant a role in facial growth and development as previously thought. Poor oral habits such as mouth breathing and improper swallowing are the underlying causes of why teeth are misaligned.

FOR AGES 5 – 15

From 6-10 years of age, children are getting their first permanent teeth. At this stage the teeth can become crowded and the jaws misaligned. At 9-12 years of age, children are getting the remainder of their permanent teeth. Crowding and poor jaw alignment can become more sever as the adult face develops.

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

Habits such as mouth breathing, incorrect lip and tongue function (known as poor myofunctional habits) are the primary causes of poor jaw development and tooth alignment. Research shows that these problems continue through to the permanent dentition – generally requiring complex orthodontic treatment. These habits can be corrected easily in the growing years than through braces or Invisalign. Once the causes are corrected natural growth, and dental alignment can take place.

How Does Myobrace Work?

Myobrace works by asking the patient to wear a series of removable Myobrace appliances (similar to shown) for a minimum of 1 hour during the day and overnight while sleeping. The purpose of this treatment is to change the patient’s oral habits concerning tongue and lip posture and swallowing patterns. Daily use of the Myobrace appliance results in straighter teeth and improved function, leading to the improved facial development and a healthier smile. Although Myobrace is best directed to children and teens, adults still receive benefits from the treatment.

More information about Myobrace can be found at www.myobrace.com. To learn about the research on myobrace, see: http://www.myobrace.com/how-myobrace-works-research

Will this work for me or for my child?

The Myobrace system is a bit like a training program. Like study or sport, daily commitment and persistence are required to obtain results the best results. It also depends on the patient’s basic biology for change – therefore sometimes the results are rapid, and at other times it may take more perseverance. Old habits die hard, so the sooner the training program is implemented, the better the growth benefits and the more permanent the result.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Canadian Dental Association recommends every child have an orthodontic assessment no later than age 7. That’s because not all orthodontic problems can be treated if we were to wait for all adult teeth to be present. Waiting on treatment can lead to a less than ideal result. Certain orthodontic problems are best treated when children have a combination of adult and baby teeth.

Yes! We offer flexible financing options such as 0% financing and extended payment plans. We will work with you to create the perfect payment plan.

We want to make sure you have a good idea of your orthodontic condition is and what your treatment options. In an orthodontic consultation, you will get an opportunity to tour the office, meet the doctor and the team. The doctor will look at your mouth and assess the complexity of your treatment and review what treatment options are available to you. Together, we will discuss any concerns you may have with your orthodontic treatment.

Our orthodontic consultations are free

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