Straighten your children's teeth as early as possible with
Straighten your child's teeth Naturally WIth MYOBRACE
With Myobrace you won’t have to wait until your child is a teenager to fix their smile.
We can start treatment as early as 3 years old!
Eliminate the need for braces
For Ages 3-15
As early as 5 years old, children are getting their first permanent teeth. At this stage the teeth can become crowded and the jaws misaligned. At 9-12 years of age, children are getting the remainder of their permanent teeth. Crowding and poor jaw alignment can become more sever as the adult face develops.
Why is Myobrace Necessary?
Causes of Crooked teeth
One of the biggest causes of crooked teeth is bad oral habits.
Mouth breathing, incorrect lip and tongue function (known as poor myofunctional habits) are the primary causes of poor jaw development and tooth alignment. Research shows that these problems continue through to the permanent dentition which would generally require complex orthodontic treatment later on in your child’s life. These habits can be corrected easily in the growing years than through braces or Invisalign. Once the causes are corrected natural growth, and dental alignment can take place.
Straighten your children's teeth without braces!
WhAT IS MYOBRACE?
How Myobrace actually works
Myobrace works by asking the patient to wear a series of removable Myobrace appliances (similar to shown) for a minimum of 1 hour during the day and overnight while sleeping. The purpose of this treatment is to change the patient’s oral habits concerning tongue and lip posture and swallowing patterns. Daily use of the Myobrace appliance results in straighter teeth and improved function, leading to the improved facial development and a healthier smile. Although Myobrace is best directed to children and teens, adults still receive benefits from the treatment.
More information about Myobrace can be found at www.myobrace.com
To learn about the research on myobrace, see: http://www.myobrace.com/how-myobrace-works-research
Will Myobrace be right for my child?
The Myobrace system is a bit like a training program. Like study or sport, daily commitment and persistence are required to obtain results the best results. It also depends on the patient’s basic biology for change – therefore sometimes the results are rapid, and at other times it may take more perseverance. Old habits die hard, so the sooner the training program is implemented, the better the growth benefits and the more permanent the result!
What are the treatment Steps?
Habit Correction is the first stage of Myobrace® treatment. It is designed to educate children on how to breathe through the nose instead of the mouth, retrain the tongue to rest in the correct position, swallow the right way and keep the lips together when not eating or speaking. Most of the time, once we fix these oral habits that are causing crooked teeth and poor jaw growth, your child will have the best possible chance to properly grow their jaws to their full size which helps teeth come in straight.
Along with habit correction, arch development may be required to widen the upper jaw so that it can allow for sufficient space for your child’s teeth and tongue. Children with underdeveloped jaws over 7 years of age can be recommended to use appliances and techniques in combination with The Myobrace System to achieve additional jaw development which will speed up the treatment process.
Myobrace® for Teens are used to align the teeth into their natural position when their permanent teeth are erupting.
Due to the nature of removable appliances, compliance is essential. The appliances must be worn every day and overnight while sleeping. Patient cooperation and motivation is paramount when it comes to achieving optimal results. Depending on the child’s individual requirements and compliance, final alignment may involve treatment with braces.
If the teeth need further alignment, braces can still be used for a much shorter period of time which can be combined with the Myobrace® for Braces to provide optimal results.
The final stage of Myobrace® treatment is retention and aims to ensure good oral habits are maintained, often preventing the need to wear a permanent retainer or wire for an extended period of time.
Once braces are removed a retainer is usually required to prevent relapse from occurring. With good compliance and the maintenance of correct oral habits, we can straighten your child’s teeth for the better!
How does myobrace compare to braces or invisalign?
- Complete x-rays and photos
- All adjustments
- iTero 3D Digital Scan
- All repairs
- All Retainers
- Free teeth whitening
Stop worrying about your teeth!
Frequently Asked Questions
The goal of Myobrace is to naturally develop of the jaws and teeth. Beyond just straighter teeth, Myobrace can offer:
- Alignment of the teeth and jaws
- Minimal or no use of braces
- No need for extraction of healthy teeth
- Reduced need for fixed retainers
- Improve facial development
- Improve overall oral health
Your child doesn’t have to wear any wires on their teeth! Unlike with Braces, Myobrace is a comfortable flexible retainer that they can take off when it matters the most. With Myobrace, you won’t have to worry about your children not brushing because of the difficulty!
Myobrace starts earlier and focuses on developing the jaw instead of just straightening straightening your teeth. This will allow your child’s jaw to properly develop.
You can start as early as the age of 3!
The Canadian Dental Association recommends every child have an orthodontic assessment no later than age 7. That’s because not all orthodontic problems can be treated if we were to wait for all adult teeth to be present. Waiting on treatment can lead to a less than ideal result. Certain orthodontic problems are best treated when children have a combination of adult and baby teeth.
Yes! We offer flexible financing options such as 0% financing and extended payment plans. We will work with you to create the perfect payment plan.
We want to make sure you have a good idea of your orthodontic condition is and what your treatment options. In an orthodontic consultation, you will get an opportunity to tour the office, meet the doctor and the team. The doctor will look at your mouth and assess the complexity of your treatment and review what treatment options are available to you. Together, we will discuss any concerns you may have with your orthodontic treatment.