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How Myobrace straightens teeth naturally.
The Myobrace System is a no-braces approach to straightening your teeth and jaws.
Treatment uses myofunctional orthodontic techniques to address the poor oral habits (known as myofunctional habits) that are the real, underlying causes of crooked teeth and uses light, intermittent forces to align the teeth.
Myofunctional orthodontic techniques have been practiced by Orthodontists and Dentists around the world for over 50 years.
This is done through the use of a series of removable dental appliances that are worn for just 1-2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping.
Daily use of the Myobrace combined with regular activities (to improve breathing, muscle function and tongue posture) results in straighter teeth and improved function, leading to optimal facial development and a healthier smile.
What is Myobrace?
Myobrace is a no-braces orthodontic approach to help straighten your teeth and jaws.
Treatment addresses the poor oral habits that are the real cause of crooked teeth.
What causes crooked teeth?
It is a common belief that crowded teeth, incorrect jaw development and other orthodontic problems are caused by either large teeth in small jaws, or other hereditary factors.
Modern research has shown that mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking - known as incorrect myofunctional habits - are the real causes of incorrect jaw development.
Allergies, asthma and an open mouth posture can also contribute towards the jaws developing incorrectly. Bottle feeding, thumb sucking, and dummies during the early stages of a child's life can also contribute to the problem.
How does Myobrace treatment work?
Myobrace treatment involves using a series of appliances which have the proven dual function of correcting habits that cause poor dental development, while also providing light forces to align the teeth into their natural position.
This technique is now used by practitioners in more than 100 countries worldwide. Treatment does not involve wearing braces or using complex and uncomfortable dental appliances 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Wearing a Myobrace appliance for one to two hours each day and overnight while sleeping, combined with a series of 'myofunctional exercises' (also known as the Trainer Activities) each day is all it takes for a real change to occur.
How long does treatment generally take?
Myobrace treatment time is usually comparable to the time required for treatment with braces, but instead of being fixed to the teeth,
Myobrace appliances are removable and require just one to two hours of use each day plus overnight while sleeping.
What is the best age to begin treatment?
The optimum time to begin treatment is when the patient is still growing and the first permanent teeth appear (at around six to ten years of age).
If poor myofunctional habits are discovered at an earlier age, it is best to start treatment immediately.
Patients over 15 years of age can also be treated but the problems and habits causing the crooked teeth are often more difficult to change at this stage.
This 11 year old boy had extremely crowded teeth in the upper and lower jaws. The advice would be to have braces and possibly the extraction of teeth. After just 18-months treatment using Myobrace treatment, the patient has avoided the need for braces and even extractions. Correcting the poor oral habits that caused his crooked teeth also assists in improving overall jaw and facial development. No braces or extractions were required at this point.
Openbite with Spacing
As you can see this 7 year old girl had severe spacing and an extreme openbite. Her parents obviously had concerns and did not want to wait for treatment. The 'After' shot (above, right) shows the patient at age 10. This result was achieved before the patient was at an age when traditional orthodontic treatment with braces and/or extractions is generally suggested. Treatment was completed with the TRAINER/Myobrace system only.