When children are growing up, their teeth also experience growth as well as they transition from their milk teeth to their permanent adult teeth but all too often, many growing children have crowded teeth or incorrectly developing jaws.
Rather than dealing with the situation after the fact with surgery or uncomfortable braces, there are options that help to preemptively treat these situations by helping straighten your child’s teeth without the need for surgical intervention. Enter Myobrace, a special mouthpiece issued by dentists that can help ensure correct teeth and jaw growth as your child grows up.
What exactly is the Myobrace System?
As children grow up, their permanent teeth will replace their milk teeth. Popular folk myths state that poor jaw development and misaligned teeth are the results of hereditary factors but the primary cause is through incorrect habits that are not corrected like breathing through the mouth, thumb sucking, poor nutrition and reverse swallowing. All these bad habits contribute towards poor jaw development, incorrect tongue placement and consequently misaligned and crowded teeth.
Rather than waiting until all of a child’s permanent teeth are out and using the usual methods like braces, the MyoBrace System that is used at We Smile Dental Clinic KL in Malaysia is a preventative orthodontic treatment that focuses on treating the underlying causes of misaligned teeth without the need for braces or extracting teeth.
Essentially, the MyoBrace system is a unique series of mouthpieces that are worn in the mouth for children ages 3 to 15 years of age. Over time, Myobrace System helps to eliminate bad habits that can cause misaligned teeth and promote proper jaw development by stretching and training your tongue, lip and cheek muscles to their ideal positions.
The special design of the MyoBrace mouthpiece helps children to develop the correct resting position for their tongue in the roof of the mouth, teach how to correctly breathe through the nose and to keep the lips together as well as swallow correctly. The MyoBrace system isn’t a one size fits all device and needs a trained dentist who uses a combination of fitted mouthpieces, hence the name MyoBrace System as it’s not just one mouthpiece but a special series of intra-oral appliances used by a dentist to correct and guide proper jaw and teeth development.
How does the MyoBrace System work?
The MyoBrace System is a series of appliances issued by a dentist that are worn by a child between 3 to 15 years of age for 1-2 hours a day and overnight when sleeping. Ideally, the MyoBrace System trains the child to keep their lips together, breathe correctly through the nose and to keep their tongue in the correct position.
As the child grows comfortable with the MyoBrace System, the dentist gradually teaches fun exercises that help a child’s jaw and teeth grow into their ideal positions over time. The MyoBrace System is then slowly adjusted over the years as a child grows up until their permanent teeth are fully formed and in their ideal positions.
Each treatment programme is unique to each patient with millions of successful treatments across the globe. To find out more about the MyoBrace System and to find if it is the ideal solution for your child, visit the We Smile Dental Clinic KL Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wesmiledentalclinickl/ or give a call at +6012-511 0714 to book a complimentary initial appointment.
Located in Kuala Lumpur, We Smile Dental Clinic KL offers the full range of corrective, general and aesthetic dental treatments for patients that also include Zoom! Teeth Whitening, veneers, dental implants and more.
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