Prevention is always better than cure. Why spend years trying to straighten your fully developed teeth when you can ensure they grow straight naturally? Many parents opt for braces to correct their child’s teeth alignment. Some do it just to ensure their children have the confidence to smile with straight teeth. Others do it because their children have a serious overbite that affects everything from their eating habits to their speech.
Crooked teeth and bad jaw problems are often found in children between the ages of 5 to 15. If you correct these problems before they have the chance to damage your child’s teeth, they won’t need orthodontic braces in the future.
Every parent dreads braces because they know how they can affect a young teen’s self-esteem. Myobrace is the ideal solution to this problem. At Peters Family Dentistry, we have recommended this treatment to many parents and seen great results.
Why Use Myobrace?
It is a common misconception that crooked teeth are caused by hereditary factors. Modern research suggests otherwise. Crooked teeth and poor jaw development are often caused by factors like:
- Thumb sucking
- Breathing through the mouth
- Tongue thrusting
- Open mouth
- Reverse swallowing
Myobrace prevents misalignment or overbite because the treatment is administered during the child’s formative years. Their teeth aren’t fully developed so the problem is much easier to correct. Traditional braces aren’t recommended for young children, because their developing teeth are fragile and can’t handle the treatment. Myobrace is specifically designed to ensure your child’s teeth and jaw develop properly.
How Does Myobrace Work?
Myobrace is a pre-orthodontic treatment similar to traditional braces but designed to be a preventative tool. If your child undergoes this treatment, there will be no need for traditional orthodontist treatments like braces or teeth extraction down the line.
This treatment corrects the underlying problems that cause misalignment and jaw issues. It encourages natural growth and development while eliminating poor habits or posture.
For this treatment, our dentist will provide a customized set of intra-oral devices. Your child will need to wear this device one or two hours during the day and throughout the night. These devices come in a series of sets that follow the movement of the teeth. The treatment is ideally suited for children between 3 years to 15 years of age. Myobrace won’t be affective if the teeth are fully developed and matured.
What Does Myobrace Do?
Myobrace offers a number of benefits that will have a positive impact on your child’s overall health and lifestyle, such as:
- The brace will correct your child’s poor oral habits like thumb sucking, tongue pushing, etc.
- It will help with jaw alignment and development.
- The appliance will ensure your child’s teeth grow straight and properly aligned.
- The child will have much better eating habits.
- It will help with facial development.
As you can see, there are several benefits of choosing Myobrace for your child. If you have any questions about this treatment, you can always ask our dentist. He will examine your child’s oral development carefully before recommending the treatment option. Most children are good candidates for this treatment, but if there is any issue, our dentist won’t hesitate to inform you.
This device will help your child breathe better through their nose, swallow correctly, keep their tongue in the right resting position, and keep their lips together. All of these good habits will contribute positively to your child’s dental development.
The treatment is carried out in four stages that involve habit correction, followed by arch development, dental alignment, before ending with retention. Once all of these stages are complete, your child will have good oral habits along with great teeth. Our experienced dentist at Peters Family Dentistry won’t lead you wrong. If you want reliable treatment, we’re the right choice for you.