The preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth. For most, this comes without the need for braces and allows for natural growth and development.
Best suited to children aged 3 to 15, Detail Dental Kids proudly offers this revolutionary system used by dentists and orthodontists in over 100 countries to successfully treat millions of children worldwide. It involves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances worn for about 1-2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping. These appliances, similar in appearance to a mouth guard, are used for habit correction and expansion of the arch-form, while exerting light forces to align the teeth and jaws as necessary based on your child’s age and type of orthodontic problem.
What causes crooked teeth?
Research shows that crowded and mis-aligned teeth. incorrect jaw development and other orthodontic issues are not just hereditary. Many children have crooked teeth, and while some are hereditary, there are other issues called myofunctional problems, which can also lead to incorrect dental and facial development. These developmental issues often restrict proper development, which if caught and treated at an early age can make allowances for the necessary space to natural eruption of teeth.
- Mouth breathing
- Tongue thrusting
- Reverse swallowing
- Thumb sucking
- Open mouth posture
DON'T hold out for traditional braces!
Traditional orthodontic treatment begins when all the permanent teeth have erupted (sometime around age 12) when much of the bone and jaw development is underway. Since the permanent teeth are bigger, they do not have room to fit in the smaller jaws. This is not because the teeth are too big, but more a case that the jaws had not sufficiently developed. Unfortunately this can result in tooth extraction in effort to make space for correct tooth alignment. Moreover, traditional braces have other limitations including enamel damage, root damage, retention and worse still, relapse.
With Myobrace, we are able to begin treatment at the first signs of development problems to address the underlying causes for incorrect facial development and bad habits, not just the teeth.
Benefits of treatment with Myobrace:
- Straighter teeth
- Correct alignment of the teeth and jaws
- Minimal or no use of braces
- No need for extraction of healthy teeth
- Reduced need for fixed retainers
- Improved facial development
- Improved overall health
- Develop to genetic potential
The Myobrace System
Designed to deal with incorrect myofunctional habits, Myobrace teaches children to breathe through their nose, rest the tongue correctly in the roof of the mouth and swallow correctly. This allows for continued widening the jaws so they grow to their full and proper size, resulting in sufficient room for the teeth so they may come in naturally straight and often without the need for braces.
Most often, Myobrace treatment starts with the habit correction and works through a combination of three or more appliances to correct the causes of orthodontic problems and align the teeth as they grow into the mouth. Depending on your child’s diagnosis and prescribed course, Dr. Viernes may begin treatment as soon as the poor myofunctional habits are recognized however, older children have had more time for the incorrect habits and wrong growth patterns to establish, which may require extra effort for a successful outcome. With good compliance, excellent results can be achieved.
In addition to the series of intra-oral Myobrace appliances that are worn, there is also a patient education program, known as Myobrace Activities. These program activities are used to further correct the myofunctional habits that cause incorrect dental and jaw development. Myobrace Activities are to be performed twice daily in conjunction with wearing the Myobrace appliance and consist of a series of breathing, tongue, swallowing, lip and cheek exercises.