What is Myobrace?
The Myobrace®System is preventive orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, without the need for extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development.
Treatment is suitable pre-orthodontic treatment, as well as during orthodontic treatment, and involves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping.
What Myobrace® treatment does:
- Corrects poor oral habits such as mouth breathing, thumb sucking etc
- Develops & aligns the jaws
- Optimises facial development
How does it do this? By helping your child:
- Breathe through the nose
- Correct tongue resting position
- Swallow correctly
- Keep the lips together
Pre-orthodontic treatment can be in a patient’s best interests if their problem is one that could become more serious over time if left untreated (e.g. crossbite, increased overjet, open bite, habits).
Our aim during this stage is to:
- Eliminate the cause of the problem - such as poor habits
- Guide the growth of facial and jaw bones while child’s body is growing and change can be achieved easily
- Provide adequate space for incoming permanent teeth - prevent crowding
Regardless of which appliance is chosen and how treatment goals are reached, the bottom line is that some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if they are found and treated early. Keeping in mind that 75%of child’s facial growth is complete by age 7 and 90% is complete by age 11 - you don't want to miss this window of opportunity.
Waiting until all the permanent teeth have come in and facial growth is nearly complete (at age 11), makes correction of some problems more difficult and treatment unnecessarily long.
Booking in for a consultation with a Dr. Maja Kekus is the first step in getting started and is important for parents and patient to understand the treatment process. Upon first consultation, she will explain the treatment process in depth and will take pictures and x-ray (only where necessary) and an intraoral scan using our latest technology replacing the need for old school dental impressions.
With the scan of the teeth, photos and x-rays to determine the stage of tooth eruption and jaw development, and after reviewing and evaluating the records, she will prepare a detailed treatment plan. This information along with treatment options and possible difficulties will be presented by your treatment coordinator. Once the treatment plan has been presented and clearly understood, we will book an appointment so treatment can commence. It is at this stage that the patient will be presented with their first Myobrace® appliance and follow up appointments will be booked for regular check ups