Myobrace: What Is It And How Does It Work?

12 / 11 / 2020

If your children’s teeth are crooked, misaligned or overcrowded, there are several options available to you to straighten your smile. The Myobrace system is one highly effective option available to patients at Big Smiles Dental. Myobrace is a set of translucent aligners that corrects the position of teeth over time. Poor teeth alignment and jaw development are not caused by hereditary factors, but instead may be a result of bad oral habits developed in early childhood years. Myobrace helps to unlock natural growth and development. It corrects crooked teeth and poor oral habits in early childhood. This improves children’s overall oral health.

The Myobrace appliance is worn for two hours per day and overnight. By doing this, orthodontic problems such as overbites, mouth breathing and misalignment of the teeth and jaw bones are corrected.

Myobrace works by applying slight pressure to trigger points in certain areas of the mouth and the roof of the mouth. By applying light pressure to these points, teeth are forced back into a correct position. Myobrace corrects develops and aligns the jaws, straightens the teeth, optimises facial development and improves healthy eating habits. It does this by helping the child breathe through their nose, correct the tongue’s resting position, swallow correctly and keep the lips together.

The braces can be worn as early as three years old because this is when bad oral habits begin to form. This is obviously before permanent adult teeth have come in. By helping children breathe through the nose, correct their tongue’s resting position, swallow correctly and keep their lips together, the child’s mouth can develop properly. Jaws will widen to the correct size, teeth have sufficient room to grow and grow straighter. This will reduce the need for braces later in life.

Myobrace treatment works by utilising four aligners at different stages of the treatment process. As teeth begin to form properly and fall into correct position, adjustments to the original aligner need to be made to ensure proper growth. The four aligners are aimed at delivering habit correction, arch development, dental alignment and then retention.

Due to the nature of Myobrace treatment, perfect compliance is required to achieve good results. Children must wear their retainer for two hours per day plus overnight as they sleep. Doing so ensures the arch of their teeth will be corrected properly in the time frame allocated by the dentist.

As said, the Myobrace devices can be worn as early as three years of age, and must be worn until the period of time where the last of the child’s permanent teeth have finished erupting. Depending on the child’s level of compliance, treatment with braces may be necessitated as a final solution to align teeth into a perfect smile.

Big Smiles Dental can provide a comprehensive Myobrace treatment for children aged 3 to 15. Myofunctional disorders tend to manifest around the age of three years old. So, if you’ve noticed crooked teeth and poor jaw alignment, or other oral health concerns, please contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child or children.

We are open from Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:00AM-5:30PM. We’re also open on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00AM-3:00PM. Call us today on (02) 9921 1799 to arrange your next consultation with our paediatric dentist.