What is Myobrace?
Myobrace is an orthodontic technique, which has been used for over 20 years by practitioners in more than 100 countries worldwide. It is a no-braces approach to help straighten teeth and jaws by correcting the underlying muscle habits that are the real cause of crooked teeth.
What causes crooked teeth?
Modern research has shown that crooked teeth are not caused by big teeth in small jaws or other hereditary factors but instead by incorrect Myofunctional habits such as mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking. Allergies, asthma and an open mouth posture can also contribute to incorrect jaw development.
How does Myobrace treatment work?
Removable dental appliances address the oral habits that cause poor dental development and provide light, intermittent forces to align the teeth into their natural position. Myobrace appliances are worn for just for 1-2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping.
What is the best age to begin treatment?
The optimum time to begin treatment is when the patient is still growing, around the ages of 6-10. Treatment can be effective outside of these ages but habits become harder to correct in older patients. If poor Myofunctional habits are discovered at an earlier age it is best to start treatment immediately.
What other benefits might I see from using this treatment?
The aim of the Myobrace System is not only straightening the teeth but also to correct the causes of crooked teeth and underdeveloped jaws. The treatment goals are: – nasal breathing, Tongue position, and swallowing, along with good facial development and straight teeth.
Will it work for my child?
The Myobrace System is a training program and daily commitment is required. To achieve the best results it is essential that the Myobrace appliance is worn each day and that the activities are followed to retrain the oral muscles.
How can I find out more about the Myobrace System?
The Early Orthodontic Centre offers a free first consultation where you will be told about the Myobrace treatment process. Your practitioner will also be able to answer any questions you may have.
Who will be my practitioner at the Centre?
Dr Doug Rider BDS (Wits, South Africa) is a General Dentist, registered with the General Dental Council, 71603. He is also a member of the British Orthodontic Society, although not a Specialist Orthodontist. Doug is part of the team who founded The Village Dental Practice in Great Denham in 2007 (now in our new and improved location in Clapham) and he is an accredited Myobrace Provider.