What Is Myobrace?
posted: Dec. 24, 2020.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could have your teeth straightened without having to wear braces? Well, now you can, thanks to Myobrace. Say goodbye to uncomfortable and unwieldy braces and say hello to a system that will realign your teeth using a myofunctional technique. Dr. Paul Rocke is a dentist at Rocke Orthodontics in Littleton, CO. He can fix you up with Myobrace treatment.
How Does Myobrace Work?
Littleton dental patients prefer the Myobrace system because it uses removable dental appliances to fix poor oral habits that are the underlying causes of crooked teeth. Myobrace also uses gentle intermittent pressure to realign the teeth. The dental trays are worn for 1-2 hours each day and at night while you are sleeping. Myobrace treatment is most suitable for children age 3-15. Myobrace functions to:
- Eliminate poor oral habits
- Straighten the teeth
- Align the jaws
- Improve facial structure
- Promote healthy eating habits
It does all of these things by helping the wearer breathe correctly through the nose, keep the tongue in the correct resting position, and swallow correctly.
The Benefits of Myobrace
Because your dentist can easily spot poor oral habits before all the permanent teeth are in place, this means that treatment can begin earlier, and is more effective. The system is comprised of a series of appliances that will depend on the wearer's age. The program has several treatment stages.
- Habit Correction: The initial stage involves teaching the wearer to breathe correctly through their nose rather than their mouth, to keep their tongue in the right position, to swallow correctly, and to keep their lips closed when they are not speaking or eating.
- Arch Development: Stage two involves widening the upper jaw to make enough space for the teeth and tongue. The Myobrace appliance can help with this.
- Dental alignment: The third stage takes place when the final permanent teeth are coming through. In this stage, the Myobrace for Teens is used to ease the teeth into their natural alignment.
- Retention: The fourth and final stage ensures that good oral habits continue so that the wearer will not need a permanent retainer or traditional braces in the future.
If you live in Littleton, CO and you would like to find out more about Myobrace, call Dr. Rocke at (303) 730-7002 to request an appointment.