Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry is pleased to offer the Myobrace® System, the natural way to correct the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without needing braces or teeth extractions. Our goal is to prevent crooked teeth or problems with the bite before they ever develop, getting your child on track to a naturally beautiful smile. Visit our Glendale office to learn more about the revolutionary pre-orthodontic treatment to get your child on a path to a beautifully aligned smile.
Most children today have crooked or crowded teeth and incorrect jaw alignment, often mistakenly attributed to genetics. Research shows that orthodontic problems usually result from poor jaw development due to incorrect myofunctional (oral) habits, including mouth breathing, thumb sucking, prolonged pacifier use, tongue thrusting, and reverse swallowing.
Myobrace® is a pre-orthodontic system that addresses the underlying causes of crooked teeth by promoting natural jaw growth and facial development. Treatment is best suited for children ages 5 – 10 and involves the use of a series of removable intra-oral appliances worn one or two hours a day and overnight.
Signs your child would benefit from Myobrace® treatment include the following:
Myobrace® treatment relies on a series of intra-oral appliances to treat the causes of crooked teeth. It helps correct poor myofunctional habits by training a child to breathe through the nose and correcting the tongue’s resting position. It also teaches a child how to swallow correctly and keep the lips together.
Myobrace® therapy expands the arch form while exerting light force to align the teeth and jaws. It also improves jaw development, so your child has the space needed to accommodate the adult teeth yet to erupt. That encourages the teeth to come in the proper alignment, minimizing or potentially eliminating the need for braces down the road. In cases where braces or clear aligners are needed as Phase II orthodontic treatment, the treatment time is much shorter, and the need to extract permanent teeth is rare.
Myobrace® treatment includes a patient education program known as “Myobrace® Activities.” It consists of breathing, tongue, swallowing, lip, and cheek exercises performed twice daily. It is important to note that the younger a child is, the easier it is to correct poor oral habits.
Poor myofunctional or oral habits can be identified before the permanent teeth come in, allowing us to address the underlying causes of crooked teeth before a problem ever develops. Braces alone (with brackets and wires) approach is a tooth-focused technique for aligning teeth, leading to a retractive and narrowing growth pattern with minimal focus on improving your child’s airway.
With our foundation first, teeth second approach of expansive orthodontics, intervention at an early age with a system like Mycobrace® can be invaluable in not only creating proper space for permanent teeth to erupt into but at the same time helping improve the airway in a growing child.
Traditional orthodontic treatment comes with certain limitations and risks. Braces can result in root shortening and increased plaque retention. That increases the risk of cavities and relapse of your child’s malocclusion if no permanent retainer is in place. Myobrace® and expansive Phase I treatment safeguards your child’s present and future oral health. It safely and effectively addresses the underlying causes of crooked teeth, encouraging the proper growth and development of the jaw, bite, and airway.
Visit Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry to learn more about our pre-orthodontic treatment option. Our revolutionary Myobrace® System will set the stage for naturally straight teeth for life! We are happy to answer your questions and help you determine whether Myobrace® therapy is right for your child. Call us at 623-322-2277 to schedule your child’s appointment today!