There is an alternative to effectively straighten your child’s teeth without braces at the Maine Center for Dental Medicine: Myobrace® Orthodontics.
Also known as Myobrace® pre-orthodontic treatment, this approach consists of:
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 biologic dental provider like the Maine Center for Dental Medicine.
Discover the benefits of Myobrace®. Call (207) 808-7355 for a consultation.
With over 30 years of expertise Dr. Imam regularly updates himself on modern techniques and methods whilst continuing to invest and perform procedures using the best technology and equipment to ensure his patients receive the best and most bio-compatible oral care possible.
An alumnus of New York University, Dr. Shafiulla Khan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained over his 35 plus years of practicing dentistry. He is well known for his passion to improve his patients’ lives with his service. While being a SMART certified professional, Dr. Khan’s areas of specialty includes Tempro-mandibular Disorders, TMJ therapy, smile make overs, Orthodontics and myo-functional therapy. He remains a prestigious member of the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) amongst many others.