Myobrace® in Chaffee County

Learn more about the Myobrace® system, a tooth straightening technique specially designed for children.

Each set of teeth is unique. But if there's misalignment, differences become more noticeable.

If your child has crooked or crowded teeth, your dentist in Salida, CO may recommend the Myobrace® system. You're probably wondering, though, if it's safe and effective.

Will it work for my child? How is it different from other orthodontic treatments? What can I expect throughout the procedure?

What is Myobrace®?

Myobrace® is a preventive, pre-orthodontic treatment.

It addresses the underlying causes of misaligned teeth and promotes natural mouth development.

The process works best the sooner it's started. Unlike other orthodontic procedures, it doesn't require waiting until all permanent teeth have erupted.

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Is Myobrace® safe for young children?

The Myobrace® system is backed by extensive research spanning over 3 decades. 

It’s safe and designed for children ages 3-15. Dental professionals in more than 100 countries worldwide offer it. It's proven effective in correcting habits and straightening teeth among children. 

The oral appliances used are made of either soft, flexible silicone or polyurethane with different pliability levels. There are also no choking hazards. 

How does the procedure work?

Behaviors and poor oral hygiene can impact jaw and facial development. Myobrace® helps correct these habits by training children. 

Like any other dental procedure, an evaluation is necessary to determine if a child is a suitable candidate. After which, the process is broken down into 4 stages. 

The goal is to encourage natural developments in facial structure and teeth alignment. This helps avoid the need for orthodontic treatments, such as braces, later on. 

    Habit correction. It focuses on teaching the patient to rest their tongue in the proper position, swallow correctly, keep lips together when not eating or speaking, and breathe through the nose.

    Arch development. Aside from habit correction, children also wear an appliance for 1-2 hours a day and overnight during sleep. Children above 7-years old with underdeveloped jaws may receive other treatments aside from the Myobrace® system.

    Dental adjustment. If permanent teeth are already erupting, children can use Myobrace® for teens to move teeth to their ideal position. Compliance is crucial to ensuring treatment success. Depending on the treatment results, a child may still need to wear braces, but for a much shorter period. 

    Retention. This is the final stage of the treatment. It helps children maintain good oral habits to keep their teeth in the proper position. 

Who are potential candidates for Myobrace®?

As early as the age of 3, children can already receive Myobrace® treatments. The appliance is customized for different age groups, including teens and adults.

Here are some signs a child may be a potential candidate for Myobrace®.

  • Finger sucking
  • Crowded or misplaced teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Nail-biting
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Lips can’t be kept together when not in use
  • Teeth grinding
  • Jaw clicking
  • Chewing, biting, and speaking difficulties
  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Poor sleep

How long does the procedure last?

Your child’s treatment can start as soon as the underlying causes of their orthodontic problems are identified. 

The treatment duration depends on a child’s compliance, their ability to improve their habits, and their overall health condition. 

The procedure can last for 2-3 years. In general, the earlier the treatment starts, the higher the chances of achieving success. 

Does it hurt? 

Myobrace® is gentler than traditional orthodontic options. Very mild discomfort can occur on the first few days of the treatment but should subside quickly. 

How do I care for my oral appliance?

Myobrace® oral appliances don’t require special care. You can clean them daily using non-abrasive toothpaste or an over-the-counter denture cleaner at least once a week. When not in use, keeping the appliances in a container is advised to avoid loss or damage. 

What’s the difference between Myobrace® and Invisalign?

Myobrace® treats the underlying causes of teeth and jaw alignment problems. 

The system encourages proper habits to move and keep teeth to their ideal position. Children are also taught the importance of a healthy diet in achieving a healthy smile. 

Overall, Myobrace® works as a preventative treatment. It’s suitable for very young children who are not yet able to comply with comprehensive directions. 

Invisalign, meanwhile, uses clear, plastic, removable aligners to enhance teeth alignment. It caters to older children, teens, and adults. 

Every set of aligners must be worn for at least 20-22 hours daily for the treatment to progress as planned. This is why the program may not be ideal for very young kids.

Learn more about the Myobrace® system in Salida, CO

Orthodontic treatments, such as braces, can fix crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth. But relapse is always possible if underlying causes aren’t addressed.

Myobrace can help if your child is wearing braces, but there are still issues that need to be resolved, such as improper breathing. If you're in Salida, CO, and would like to know more about the Myobrace® system, contact us at (719) 539‑3145.

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