Naturally prevent crooked teeth with Myobrace pre-orthodontic treatment for children in Richmond, VAA common misconception is that people are born with crooked teeth or that genetics determine whether you will have straight teeth. The reality is that children develop poor habits with their teeth, tongue, swallowing, and breathing from an early age and these improper movements can cause their jaw and teeth to develop incorrectly. With Myobrace®, a pre-orthodontic treatment, these bad habits can be corrected before crooked teeth and misaligned jaws develop, reducing the need for costly and time-consuming braces and other treatments from the orthodontist as your child grows older. Dr. Olivia Hart, family dentist in Richmond, VA, can consult with you about whether Myobrace is a good option for your child.
Myobrace is a set of appliances that your child wears for one to two hours during the day and then while they sleep at night. In addition to correcting bad oral habits, the system also places a light force on your child’s teeth and jaw so that they can align properly as they grow. In addition to the oral appliance, the Myobrace system includes educational activities for your child and exercises for them to correct their oral habits and help them understand how to straighten their teeth naturally. There are four phases to the Myobrace system:
- Correcting habits: incorrect oral habits are addressed so that they can reap the maximum benefits from the system
- Arch development: an appliance may be used if your child’s jaw is underdeveloped and needs to be widened to allow space for the adult teeth to come in correctly
- Dental alignment: another type of appliance is used to correctly align the permanent teeth as they are coming in
- Retention: in this phase, the good oral habits your child has learned are maintained so that their teeth and jaw stay in the correct position without the need for permanent retainers
Teeth straightening can happen naturally and comfortably with the Myobrace system. Call Richmond Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation for your child today.