Myobrace and Early Orthodontic Treatment
While most people consider braces a treatment that begins in the early teens, some orthodontic issues are actually easiest to treat in early childhood, or from ages three to 13. It may seem early, but attending to problems before the jaw has formed can prevent the need for more complex orthodontics later on. In some cases, early childhood treatment can completely eliminate the need for braces as a teen.
Interceptive orthodontics is a way your dentist can intervene early on in childhood -- often without the need for uncomfortable metal brackets and braces at all. Myobrace is a method of early orthodontic treatment that uses removable aligners worn only a couple of hours each day and at night while sleeping. By correcting the habits that cause poor oral development and also gradually shifting the teeth into proper position, Myobrace greatly improves your child’s dental health and function. Your dentist at Elite Dentistry provides early orthodontic treatment.
What Is Myobrace?
Myobrace is not braces -- in fact, it is a braces-less system that shifts the teeth and jaws into the proper position using special aligners worn for a designated period of time every day and at night. It can realign crooked teeth and also put a stop to habits that damage your child’s oral development, like thumbsucking. When your child’s dental and oral habits are improved, he or she will enjoy straighter teeth that function just like they should. That leads to optimal facial growth and a healthier, more beautiful smile.
The treatment for Myobrace usually lasts about the same length as that of traditional braces, with the significant difference that Myobrace is not affixed to the teeth. Instead, your child only wears them for a limited period of time each day. And removable, plastic Myobrace is far more comfortable than metal brackets and wires, which may cause painful, irritating oral sores.
Benefits of Myobrace for Children
Your child stands to gain a lot from early intervention orthodontics. Some of the benefits of this treatment include…
- Myobrace treats issues with the facial and oral development in addition to straightening teeth.
- Your child can enjoy improved posture from a healthier jaw.
- Intervention prevents thumbsucking, the habit which causes serious problems with facial development.
- Myobrace is worn for a limited period of time every day.
- Early intervention can eliminate the need for braces later on.
What Needs Myobrace
The Myobrace System can be used to treat a number of issues, from malocclusions like underbite, overbite, and crossbite, as well as gapped or crowded teeth. Its use is most effective during childhood, before the jaw has fully formed. The ideal age for treatment with Myobrace is from six to 10 years old, but children from five to 15 years old can benefit from its treatment.
Contact Elite Dentistry Today!
Is your child exhibiting the habits that could indicate the need for early intervention orthodontics? It can be difficult to know. Schedule an appointment with your dentist at Elite Dentistry to discuss your child’s need for Myobrace! We can improve her oral development to help her enjoy a healthier, happier smile for years to come.