Benefits of the Myobrace Treatment System in preventing orthodontic problems in children
When seeking early orthodontic solutions for children, parents see wonderful results with the Myobrace system. Often, especially with traditional braces, parents are reacting to their child’s dental situation. With Myobrace, you can get ahead of some issues and possibly save your child from needing bulky, uncomfortable metal braces. Dr. Olivia Hart and the team at Richmond Family Dentistry in Richmond, VA, offer this revolutionary treatment designed to focus and correct any underlying issues which can lead to crooked teeth. The Myobrace system is designed for children as young as three years and can be used by teens as old as 15 as long as your dentist determines they are suitable candidates for the treatment.
While traditional orthodontics focuses on correcting crooked and misaligned teeth, the Myobrace treatment is considered a pre-orthodontic treatment designed to promote the healthy development of your child’s mouth and jaw. Focusing on preventing dental issues is incredibly beneficial for children so that they will not need extensive dental and orthodontic work later on. Because Myobrace targets the causes of crooked teeth, a child’s mouth and jaw are able to develop naturally without the aid of braces.
How Does MyoBrace Work?
The MyoBrace treatment utilizes a removable appliance that resembles a mouthguard. This appliance needs only be worn for an hour or two during the day and while sleeping during every night for the duration of the treatment which is around 18 months, making this a very convenient treatment system for parents and children alike. After all, many families have very busy lifestyles, so only needing to wear the Myobrace appliance for an hour or two during the day provides an incredibly convenient treatment. The use of the appliance will help your child breathe out of their nose, correctly swallow, and keep lips closed. While wearing the appliance, they can work on exercises that focus on breathing, position of their tongue, swallowing, and lip & cheek exercises.
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The Stages of Myobrace
The Myobrace treatment, on average, will last about 18 months and take the child through 4 stages. These stages are habit correction, arch development, dental alignment, and retention.
If you are interested in learning more about how Myobrace can help your child’s developing jaw, mouth, and teeth, please reach out to Dr. Olivia Hart and the team at Richmond Family Dentistry. Dr. Hart is a trusted member of the Richmond, VA community and takes a holistic approach towards every patient’s health. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hart, please call (804) 381-6238.