According to one estimate, about 45% of children need braces to address functional problems, but up to 75% of kids could benefit from them to improve their facial shape. In many cases, the need for braces is not hereditary. Rather, it stems from poor habits that are learned early in life. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could correct those habits and avoid the need for braces altogether? Myobrace in Glenpool is designed to accomplish just that. Read on below to learn more about this remarkable treatment, and then get in touch with us to schedule an appointment if you believe it could benefit your child.
Myobrace uses special orthodontic appliances to correct the bad habits that contribute to crooked teeth and other problems. For example, if your child’s tongue rests too far forward in their mouth (a condition known as tongue thrust), it could cause their teeth to come in crooked. Poor swallowing habits, persistent mouth breathing, and other improper uses of the oral structures can also contribute to orthodontic problems.
Myobrace appliances are removable. Your child will have to wear theirs for 1 – 2 hours each day and perform some exercises that are designed to correct bad habits and retrain the tongue and other oral structures. The appliance should also be worn at night during sleep.
Myobrace is designed for children as young as 3 years old, and it can benefit children who are up to 15 years old. In some cases, it is even suitable for adults. Generally, it’s best to get started younger so the Myobrace system can prevent as many problems as possible.
Some indications that your child might benefit from Myobrace include:
As a dentist who is trained in orthodontics in Glenpool, Dr. Gregory will be happy to assess your child’s jaw alignment, tongue positioning, teeth positioning, and other factors that might point to a need for Myobrace treatment.
Some of the top benefits of the Myobrace system include: