Myobrace Orthodontics: A natural way to straighten teeth without braces
There is an alternative to effectively straighten your child’s teeth without braces at the Maine Center for Dental Medicine: Myobrace® Orthodontics.
How it works
Also known as Myobrace® pre-orthodontic treatment, this approach consists of:
- A series of removable dental appliances, worn for one to two hours each day and overnight while sleeping
- Myobrace Activities™, daily exercises to improve breathing, muscular function, and tongue posture
Dental appliances and exercises treat the actual cause of crooked teeth: incorrect myofunctional habits. Habits like mouth-breathing, thumb-sucking, and tongue-thrusting can cause incorrect jaw development.
Braces are based on the belief that crowding and incorrectly-developed jaws are caused by teeth that are too big for the mouth or other inherited conditions. Conventional treatments have included removing teeth to create more space. Many treatments are counterintuitive; occurring after most of the child’s growth is complete.
The Maine Center for Dental Medicine recognizes that traditional braces may be an effective short-term solution for orthodontic problems in childhood. Since these approaches do not address the actual myofunctional habits responsible for incorrect development, they are not a long-term solution.
Children must commit to retainers, so teeth don’t shift back into their original placement over time. Compliance can be a problem with traditional treatment, but the Myobrace® system has high compliance for lasting results. As long as the myofunctional habits are altered and the true cause of improper development is corrected, your child’s teeth will remain in their proper, pre-treatment positions.
Myobrace® is a natural way to unlock your child’s growth potential at a young age, for patients 5 to 15 years old. Since the system encourages natural straightening of teeth, it is a perfect fit with a holistic dental provider like the Maine Center for Dental Medicine.
Discover the benefits of Myobrace®. Call (207) 474-9503 for a consultation.