Myobrace

Myobrace on the Gold Coast

Intra-oral appliance system designed to correct poor oral habits early. Contact us about our treatment options today!

Coastal Dental Care offers Myobrace® treatment for our young patients

Myobrace® is a modern, pre-orthodontic system that helps to correct children’s poor oral habits (3 – 15 years old) before they develop their adult teeth. The treatment focuses on the underlying causes of crooked teeth and helps develop and align the jaws of young patients.

Fixing bad habits early, while the teeth are still growing may avoid the need for braces or extractions once adult teeth have come through. Furthermore, delaying dental treatment until the child is old enough for braces can cause damage to the teeth that is irreversible.

What is Myobrace®?

Myobrace® involves the usage of customised intra-oral appliances that are comparable to a mouthguard. These are worn overnight and 1 to 2 hours during the day. Different types of appliances are used for each patient, depending on the age and the type of problem. The treatment is usually split up in four different stages:

  1. Habit Correction
  2. Arch Development
  3. Dental Alignment
  4. Retention

A combination of three or more appliances can be used to address the different problem factors.

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Who is Myobrace® for?

Myobrace® is best suited for children between 3 and 12 when dentists can still correct the habits resulting in malocclusion and crooked teeth.

Crooked teeth and malocclusion can be caused by several factors such as genetics. However, modern research has produced evidence that crooked teeth points to other causes. Factors such as the balance of nasal breathing, your tongue and lip position can influence the alignment of teeth. This means, mouth breathing, incorrect tongue positioning, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking – known as incorrect myofunctional habits – can negatively impact their teeth and jaw alignment. This can be specially influential for young children who are still developing teeth and jaw.

What can be treated with Myobrace®? 

The Myobrace® system addresses all the three factors outlined above. It teaches children to breathe through their nose, how to rest the tongue correctly and how to swallow correctly. Finally, it can help widening the jaw so that the jaw develops to its full and proper size.

By addressing these factors, the Myobrace® system ensures that there is sufficient room for the teeth, allowing them to come in naturally straight and often without the need for braces.

Myobrace® at Coastal Dental Care

Our Coastal Dental Care practices at Burleigh Waters, Mudgeeraba and Redland Bay are currently offering the Myobrace® system. Book a consultation online with one of our dentists (choose: consultation and write myobrace in the notes). Once the assessment is made, a plan is developed and treatment for your child can begin. Alternatively, give our friendly team a call and they will be able to assist you with your enquiry.

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