Did you know that three out of four children develop crowding and crooked teeth? Myobrace is a revolutionary pre- orthodontic system designed to aid optimal jaw growth and development, minimising the need for braces. To find out more, call us on 08 9440 4455 or complete the form below to request an appointment with one of our friendly dental professionals today.
A REVOLUTIONARY ‘NO BRACES’ APPROACH
While traditional orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign put pressure on the teeth to reposition them into even alignment,
HOW DOES MYOBRACE WORK?
Now used by dental professionals in more than 100 countries across the globe, Myobrace is a revolutionary approach to straightening teeth that
There are four different types of Myobrace which your child can use throughout all stages of their growth and development:
Infant trainer – Designed for children aged two to five years, the Infant Trainer allows your child to naturally bite while encouraging them to chew correctly using their jaw muscles. Most importantly, it teaches them how to breathe through their nose and the best way to position their tongue when they swallow. Your child will need to use the Infant Trainer 10 – 20 minutes twice daily in order to achieve the desired positive impact on their jaw and teeth development.
Myobrace for Juniors – Designed for children aged three to five years, Myobrace for Juniors is a three-stage appliance which aims to correct the poor dental habits that lead to crooked teeth and crowding. While your child still has their baby teeth, its special light forces help to expand the upper jaw, creating more space for the permanent teeth when they come through.
Myobrace for Kids – Designed for children aged five – 10 years, Myobrace for Kids is a three-stage appliance which aims to correct the poor dental habits that lead to crooked teeth and crowding. This form of treatment is most effective in the in-between stages after your child’s permanent front teeth have come through but before all the other permanent teeth have erupted.
Myobrace for Teens – Designed for children aged 10- 15 years, Myobrace for Teens is a four-stage appliance that aims to correct the poor dental habits that lead to crooked teeth and crowding. This system is most effective for guiding your child’s permanent teeth into their correct position once they have come through. All appliances except for the Infant trainer need to be worn for a minimum of one-two hours each day and overnight in conjunction with a series of
Myobrace works with your child’s growth to address and correct the dental habits that cause the teeth to become crooked or crowded in the first place.
What does the Myobrace treatment process involve?
The first step in the Myobrace treatment process is to come in for a chat with one of our Myobrace-trained dental professionals. At this appointment, we will explain to you your options and answer any questions you might have about Myobrace. Once you have decided that you are happy to proceed, we will take some photographs, X-rays and moulds of your child’s mouth in order to create your child’s custom-designed appliances and treatment plan.
At your second appointment, we will then discuss the treatment plan that we have prepared specifically for your child and chat through the associated time, costs, appliances and activities and/or exercises required for treatment. Upon accepting your treatment plan, we will then provide you with your first Myobrace appliance and your Myofunctional exercises and/or activities.
To ensure that your child’s teeth and jaw are moving into alignment as desired, it is important to schedule regular check-ups and reviews with one of our friendly dental professionals. At these reviews, we will examine your child’s mouth, keep a photographic record of their dental development and chat through any questions or concerns you or your child might have.
Why does my child have crooked teeth?
Research has shown that the myofunctional habits we develop at a young age such as thumb sucking, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting and reverse swallowing are the ‘root’ cause of crooked teeth. Allergies, asthma and even bottle feeding during the early stages of a child’s life have also been identified as contributing factors to the problem. If you’d like to find out more, visit www.myobrace.com for some informative videos on common habits which can result in compromised development of the face.
At what age can my child begin treatment?
The best time to begin treatment is when your child is still growing and their first permanent teeth have come through (usually around six – 10 years old). If your child has developed some poor myofunctional habits at an early age, it may be recommended to commence treatment even earlier.
What are the main differences between Myobrace and other orthodontic treatment?
The main difference between Myobrace and other traditional orthodontic treatments is the Myobrace system’s unique ‘no braces’ approach to straightening your teeth and correcting your jaw. Instead of using wires, ligatures and brackets to place pressure on the teeth to move them into alignment, Myobrace uses a series of comfortable and removable dental appliances that are designed to address the poor dental habits that lead to crooked teeth.
Can adults also undergo Myobrace treatment?
Yes. Although Myobrace is strongly recommended for children under the age of 15 years old, older adolescents and adults are also able to undergo Myobrace treatment. It is worth bearing in mind that as our teeth move much less as we get older; this can make it significantly more difficult to correct crooked teeth with Myobrace at this stage.
What are advantages and disadvantages of Myobrace?
Like any orthodontic treatment, Myobrace does come with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Myobrace works to correct the poor dental habits that impact our jaw development, helping us to reach our full facial potential with the added benefit of straight teeth. By correcting the jaw and straightening the teeth, this can also result in better posture and fewer allergies while lowering their susceptibility to other serious dental problems in the future.
While removable dental appliances are certainly convenient, it is important to remember that they only work when they are inside the mouth! Sometimes it can take children a while to adjust to the appliance and the exercises, so you may experience some resistance.
Every Myobrace treatment plan comes with a colourful booklet and link to access the easy and interactive exercises online. We recommend setting aside some time every day to go through the exercises together. That way, your child can become accustomed and comfortable with routine while also adopting good oral habits that will serve them well into the future.
Does Myobrace hurt?
No. Unlike traditional braces, Myobrace does not place any pressure on the teeth. Although you may feel a slight sensitivity when the appliance is first inserted, this should ease over a few days.
What happens after the Myobrace treatment is complete?
Once Myobrace treatment is complete, the teeth should remain in their new position due to optimal jaw development and improve habits. Your child will be given a mouth retainer to wear during the day at first and then overnight thereafter to ensure that their teeth and jaw remain in alignment.
How can I find out more information on Myobrace?
How much does Myobrace treatment cost?
The cost of Myobrace does vary from person to person depending on the treatment required. To find out more about payment options and rebates, and to assess your child’s suitability for Myobrace, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment with one of our friendly dental professionals today.
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