Insight Dental, your Marietta Family Dentist, is excited to partner with The Myobrace® System and now be able to offer their unique treatment to our patients! Myobrace® is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that addresses the underlying causes of crooked teeth, to preempt the need for braces. This treatment promotes natural growth and development and is best suited to children and teens. Their patented intra-oral inserts only have to be worn for 1-2 hours each day, as well as overnight.
How Does It Work?
Poor oral habits such as incorrect chewing, drinking, swallowing, and breathing can overtime cause improper dental and jaw development. The Myobrace® can help prevent irreversible damage to not only the teeth, but also improve the overall oral health of children. The Myobrace® is designed to teach you to breathe through your nose, rest your tongue correctly on the roof of the mouth, swallow correctly and continue widening the jaws so they grow to their full and proper size. This provides sufficient space for the teeth and allows them to come in naturally without the need for braces.
What are the Stages of Treatment?
Myobrace® treatment begins by helping correct oral habits using a combination of removable appliances. This prevents the common causes of orthodontic problems by fixing incorrect habits and wrong growth patterns. There are four stages in the typical Myobrace®, which include Habit Correction, Arch Development, Dental Alignment, and finally Retention. The first stage, Habit Correction, can teach breathing through the nose instead of the mouth, resting the tongue in the correct position, swallowing correctly and keeping the lips together when not in use. Additional Arch Development may be required, as step two of the process, to allow enough space for the teeth and tongue. When the last of the permanent teeth begin to emerge, the third stage will use the Myobrace®for Teens to align the teeth. Retention is the final stage of Myobrace® treatment and helps ensure that the habits are maintained, which usually prevents the need for any permanent device such as retainers or wire.
How I See if Myobrace® is Right For Me?
Call your Marietta dentist at Insight Dental today to schedule a consultation if you think Myobrace® may be the right fit for your needs.