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The benefits of the Myobrace appliance for children

Myobrace Appliance Benefits of Richmond VA Area

At Richmond Family Dentistry, we know how essential it is to be aware of upcoming dental work that may need to be done for a child. While orthodontics is common in teenagers, there is another way to reduce or prevent the need for braces in the future. Dr. Olivia Hart of Richmond, Virginia, may recommend using a pre-orthodontic appliance known as the Myobrace. 

What is the Myobrace treatment, and how does it work? 

Olivia Hart’s Myobrace treatment is an extraoral appliance. It must be removed for eating and brushing. There are no wires or braces to wear with this appliance, but instead a special mouthguard-like device. It is designed for children between the ages of five to eight years old who have unilateral crossbite (one side only). The appliance moves certain teeth into proper alignment without removing teeth through dental extraction procedures. The Myobrace uses expansion, rotation, and counter-clockwise pressure to open up space for overcrowded teeth to help guide your child’s permanent adult teeth into place. This may help reduce or even eliminate future orthodontic work, making it a highly desirable option for parents of young children with overcrowding and other bite alignment concerns. 

What are the benefits of the Myobrace treatment for children? 

  • It helps alleviate future orthodontic needs without removing adult, permanent teeth
  • It is a non-invasive treatment that guides adult teeth to erupt in proper places
  • It does not require metal brackets and wires to be glued onto the teeth’s surfaces
  • Improves bite alignment as the adult teeth erupt in the smile
  • It is easy to use and take care of, ensuring better oral health throughout treatment
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Dr. Olivia Hart provides a free initial consultation at Richmond Family Dentistry to determine if your child may benefit from this treatment before the need for conventional orthodontic work. If you are interested in finding out more about the Myobrace treatment and determining if your child is a candidate, call the office at (804) 381-6238 to request an appointment. We are conveniently located in Richmond, VA, at 10446 Ridgefield Parkway and are open to new and returning patients and families in the community.


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Keisa W.
I wish there were more stars :) This clinic has upheld to every standard of patient care I could ever expect. A special shout out to Ms. Sandy at the front desk for assisting me(& listening to all of my concerns) in transitioning to this clinic. You helped me in making that final decision to make this my permanent dental home. Dr. Hart topped it off., thank you both ! Invest in yourself and give yourself the best quality of care you deserve. This practice helps you to achieve that.
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