The traditional remedies for teeth that are out of alignment are braces or even tooth extraction, both of which are at least uncomfortable. On top of this, braces must be worn for a long period of time and requires meticulous dental hygiene, which can be trying for a young patient. What if the problems that lead to braces or tooth extraction could be fixed well before these remedies are necessary? This is where the Myobrace System comes in.
The Myobrace System treats the underlying causes of misaligned teeth and can often do so without braces of tooth extraction. Instead, the system allows the teeth and jaws to grow and develop naturally. Because of this, the ideal patient for Myobrace is between 3 and 15 years old. The system is simple and doable even for the youngest patients, for it’s a series of appliances that only need to be worn one to two hours a day and overnight while the child sleeps.
What Does the Myobrace System Do?
The system corrects the bad oral habits that can lead to the need for braces and tooth extraction in the first place. It aligns the jaws and aligns and straightens the teeth, which optimizes the development of the face.
The system also supports the patient’s overall health and healthy eating habits. This is because the appliances help the patient to breathe through the nose and makes sure the tongue is in the right resting position, and the lips are kept together. It also encourages the patient to swallow their food correctly.
How Does It Work?
The Myobrace system helps to expand the arch of the mouth as it puts light pressure on the teeth and jaws, but it is more than this. The patient is also given instructions called Myobrace Activities, which teach them how to breathe, swallow and use their lips, cheeks and tongue the proper way. These activities are performed twice a day while the patient is wearing the appliance. The child watches videos that explain the necessity of a good diet to keep their teeth healthy, and a treatment called the Myosa System is for children who have trouble breathing through their nose.
There are usually four treatment stages with Myobrace. They are:
- Habit correction
- Arch Development
- Dental Alignment
In habit correction, the child is taught the correct way to use their tongue and facial muscles. These habits will make it easier for the Myobrace System to work.
Arch development widens the patient’s upper jaw, which makes room for the teeth and the tongue. The arch of the upper jaw in children isn’t fused, so widening it with gentle pressure is fairly painless. Arch development is for patients who are over seven but whose jaws are not s developed s they should be. Sometimes, the Myobrace system is used s with the Farrell Bent Wire system to enable the jaw to develop the way it should.
Myobrace for Teens is used to align the permanent teeth. If the system alone doesn’t align the teeth, the patient can wear braces. They’ll still wear them for a much shorter time than they would without the Myobrace system
The last stage of the Myobrace treatment is retention. It helps the patient keep up the good oral habits they learned before. The patient doesn’t need to wear a retainer for a long period of time as they would have if they had been fitted with braces.
The Myobrace System is a treatment to consider for children whose teeth and jaws are misaligned, crowded or crooked.