Myobrace is a no brace alternative therapy. The treatment uses myofunctional orthodontic techniques to correct oral habits and retrain the muscle patterns that have influenced the position of the teeth. It consists of a series of appliances that aim to correct the underlying causes of crooked teeth and these are worn 1-2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping.
For straight teeth we need:
- Lips together all the time, except for eating and speaking
- Our tongue resting on the roof of our mouth
- Breathing through our nose
- No muscle activity around our lips or cheeks when we swallowing
Myobrace aims to correct these problems. Where the teeth are positioned is a result of where they have been pushed by the muscles of face and the tongue. Poor oral habits have adverse effects on a child’s growth and development, and not just in their mouths!