1. cheek muscles – buccinator
2. chin muscle – Mentalis
3. lip muscles – orbicularis oris
when swallowing these muscles should NOT be used – but many children can be observed using these muscles when they swallow – this is a Dysfunction, and can lead to crooked teeth.
can you see how the Lower Lip comes right up to the tip of the Upper Central Incisor?
Now imagine if the lower lip muscle were to contract every time this patient swallowed, what effect do you think that would have on the Upper front teeth?
Picture it in your mind – before looking at the next picture ….
We have parents jumping off their chair in astonishment when they first see this in their child.
Myobrace Treatment involves helping children overcome their Dysfunctional muscle habits that lead to crooked teeth.
This is done by a series of Activities that our patients are taught. They practice these Activities for about 2 minutes each day until the correct muscle functions become habits.