We like the Myobrace system because it combines early orthodontic treatment with Myofunctional Therapy in an easy, understandable way to help treat kids as young as four years old. The Myobrace system is a series of removable dental appliances that are worn for just 1-2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping. Patients are seen weekly or monthly and are given exercises to practice at home. Daily use of the Myobrace combined with regular activities that improve breathing, muscle function and tongue posture, result in straighter teeth and improved function, leading to optimal facial development and a healthier smile.
The goal is to get children to breathe through their nose, with correct tongue posture and correct swallowing. The Myobrace helps children’s jaws grow correctly by encouraging correct position and putting light force on the jaws. We’ve found this gives a more stable and long lasting result and many times if we intervene early, children can avoid braces in their teenage years.