Myobrace Appliance – Straight Teeth without Braces
The Myobrace system is a preventive orthodontic treatment that addresses the underlying causes of crooked teeth. Treatment is best suited to children aged 5-10 and involves utilizing a series of removable intra-oral appliances worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping.
Crooked teeth have little to do with inheritance and everything to do with incorrect breathing, swallowing, and lip function, also known as poor myofucntional habits. These are the primary cause of poor jaw development and tooth alignment.
Myofunctional therapy is a type of physical therapy to improve:
- Lip Function
Myofunctional therapy can be effective for children and adults, and you can integrate it into a simple, painless daily routine. It is essential for successful orthopedic-orthodontic treatment outcomes in children and adults.
- Straighter teeth
- Correct alignment of the teeth and jaws
- Minimal or no use of braces
- No need for the extraction of healthy teeth
- Reduced need for fixed retainers
- Improved facial development
- Improved overall health
Myobrace Treatment Expectations
When you are ready to start treatment, a Denthetics, LLC team member will make an appointment, where Dr. Mata-Stein will take a series of oral, facial, and postural photos and a 3-D scan linked to iCat® technology. Once finished, a treatment plan will be completed with specific recommendations for your child. Then, depending on your child’s medical history, we may discuss further evaluations immediately or in the future to improve your child’s overall dental health.
We are not only concerned with treating your child’s teeth; we also look at the big picture to ensure we address all underlying non-dental issues, including:
- Untreated or under-treated allergies
- Obstructive tonsils or adenoids
- Chronic nasal congestion
- Other contributing dental problems include tight lingual and maxillary frenum and excessively narrow palates.
The sooner you start treatment with Myobrace, the less invasive and complicated treatment will be.
How Myobrace® Works
You need to wear Myobrace removable orthodontic “trainers” for 1-2 hours during the day and every night while sleeping for effective treatment. The Myobrace removable trainers are a series of 3 separate trainers (4 in the Teen Series) that help will habit correction, jaw expansion, and retention. Myobrace trainers are custom sized and created based on your child’s age and treatment needs. Along with moving teeth into proper alignment, working to develop the jaw, and opening the airway, the Myobrace appliance is used simultaneously with daily tongue, breathing, and facial exercises to create new muscle memory practices, correct poor myofunctional habits, and establish healthy nasal breathing.
Schedule A Myobrace Consultation!
Contact our Kenosha children’s dentist at (262) 652-9083 to schedule a Myobrace consultation. With over 25 years of experience, our dentist cares for children and adults using the Myobrace appliance from Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Somers, Sturtevant, and many surrounding areas. You may also schedule at our Loop, Chicago dental practice where we see patients on Monday.