Throughout the development of dental technology, it has been common to treat orthodontic concerns after the eruption of all the permanent teeth. While this is appropriate in many cases and necessary when using traditional braces, there are some related concerns caused by the wait. Thankfully the introduction of the Myobrace has provided an opportunity to address numerous orthodontic concerns before the primary teeth come in. In fact, this orthodontic appliance makes it possible to begin treatment in children as young as 3.
How Myobraces Can Help Your Child’s Developing Smile
Traditional braces have long been heralded for their ability to correct orthodontic concerns such as misaligned teeth; there is one major drawback. Braces can only be used effectively once all of your child’s permanent teeth have come in. Unfortunately, this waiting period gives ample opportunity for irreversible damage to occur to their health and development, orally and otherwise. Poor oral habits that are developed early can lead to serious issues, so the earlier they can be treated, the better. This is just one of the concerns addressed by Myobraces; the others include:
- Breaks bad oral habits
- Helps align and develop the jaws
- Corrects misaligned teeth
- Makes the most of facial development
- Boost overall health
- Encourages healthy eating
When Myobrace is used to help your child’s oral development, multiple concerns can be addressed at once. This includes helping children breathe through their noses, correcting tongue posture, improving swallowing habits, and aiding jaws in their development, so they reach their full size and width. These help to eliminate problems with crowded teeth and misalignment while avoiding the need for braces later in life.
An Overview Of The Process
The Myobrace treatment process most often consists of four separate stages. Each of the first three stages addresses different concerns, with the final stage serving to retain the corrections made. One of the great benefits of this system is the ability to begin treatment earlier. Every year that a child continues with poor myofunctional habits (bad oral habits) entrenches them further, and the damage done grows worse. The four usual steps are:
- Habit Correction – This step helps correct breathing habits, tongue position, and swallowing. Doing these things incorrectly can lead to poor jaw formation and crooked teeth.
- Arch Development – When the jaw doesn’t form correctly, it may result in there not being enough room for the tongue and teeth. This stage of the treatment helps ensure proper development.
- Dental Alignment – When your child’s permanent teeth begin to come in, this Myobrace stage can help ensure they do so correctly. It’s essential that the patient be motivated and involved with this stage of the process to produce the best results.
- Retention – Now that your child’s teeth are on the path to developing properly, it’s essential to maintain the correction. The Myobrace allows orthodontic results to remain stable.
When you’re ready to learn more about how this system can help your child achieve and maintain a beautiful smile, give your dentist a call. An exam and consultation will be the first steps to ensuring a lifetime of great oral health.