With teeth straightening devices like traditional braces and Invisalign, some people have begun to wonder: is there a way to stop teeth from growing in crooked in the first place? You may have heard about how pulling a tooth too early or too late in childhood can cause issues in adult teeth later on. However, this fact only addresses part of the problem.
Genetics also affects oral development. The way a child’s jaw grows and changes plays a huge role in crooked teeth and other malocclusions like overbites and underbites. While you can’t control your child’s genetics, there is now a way to combat the issues caused by an underdeveloped jaw.
We are proud to offer our patients Myobrace in Matthews, NC: a revolutionary pre-orthodontic treatment for kids!
When you choose to use Myobrace, you no longer have to dread taking your child to the dentist’s office for orthodontic issues that could have been prevented in the first place. Your dentist can help you determine if your child is a good candidate by asking you about their oral habits and checking their teeth during a general dental exam.
It’s understandable to feel hesitant about giving your child braces. That’s why Myobrace is designed to be a much easier process for both you and your child. Similar to night guards, Myobrace is a removable orthodontic device.
Even better, it only needs to be worn while your child sleeps and then again for at least 2 hours during the day.
Myobrace works because it targets the areas of the mouth that need correcting with gentle pressure, which is much more tolerable for children. The pressure helps prevent tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, and thumb sucking by encouraging the mouth and tongue to stay in the right position.
As the mouth develops correctly, the teeth will have room to grow in straight without crowding or large gaps.
Myobrace isn’t just for straightening teeth, although that is the main goal of using any orthodontic device. A pre-orthodontic device like Myobrace is also key to preventing airway issues later in life, such as sleep apnea.
With Myobrace, myofunctional therapy, and your dentist’s guidance, your child may never have to deal with:
Avoiding these orthodontic issues will not only save you time, but it will also save you money!
There are four stages of treatment that will happen after your child is given Myobrace, which is why it’s so important to keep up with regular visits to the dentist. The better you follow the process, the quicker it will be for your child to achieve a straight, healthy smile.
The main focus during the habit correction stage will be on myofunctional habits, such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. Myobrace will guide the lips and tongue into the optimal position so your child will swallow and breathe normally while they sleep.
The focus during the arch development stage will be to widen the jaw. This stage can only happen once bad myofunctional habits are corrected so they don’t come back in the future. Typically, your dentist will not recommend this stage until your child is about 7 years old.
Once the jaw widens properly and the teeth come out, your dentist will move your child onto the next Myobrace stage. Here, the device will help the teeth straighten even more, ensuring that even the slightest crookedness is addressed.
During the final Myobrace stage, your dentist will help finalize the results with the last Myobrace installment. This helps maintain straight teeth until there are no signs of irregularities.
The best time to care for your child’s oral health is now. We not only offer Myobrace and myofunctional therapy for children, but we also offer general dental services and a variety of cosmetic dental services in Matthews, NC. Our mission is to both give you the smile of your dreams and take care of your oral health.
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