Technology has elevated and evolved many areas of our lives, and orthodontics is no exception. When it comes to straightening teeth, there is one system that has recently made waves in the industry: The Myobrace. The introduction of this device has given patients another option when it comes to preventative care, and overall corrective treatment.
You may be wondering though, what exactly a Myobrace appliance is and how it works to promote the health of your teeth and jaw. Braces are typically the name of the game when it comes to straightening teeth, so it’s understandable if you haven’t heard all that much about this cutting edge system. To correct this gap in knowledge around the Myobrace, (no pun intended,) we have created this short overview of the device. We hope this gives you a little insight so you can feel more informed before asking your dentist if it’s right for you!
What is myobrace?
Myobrace is an orthodontic system that uses an appliance, much like a mouth guard or retainer, to correct teeth over time or prevent them from becoming crooked in the first place. The device is typically worn all night and for a few hours during the day. The process can result in better overall health and a nice straight new smile! The system can correct existing issues, but it is most effective as a preventative solution. For this reason, introducing a myobrace treatment into younger individuals’ orthodontic plan is a great idea to lessen the chances of braces in the future by allowing natural positive development to take hold.
How does it work?
As mentioned above, the Myobrace uses a series of trays that are formed to your teeth, to slowly correct and direct dental development. The process trains the mouth to hold itself properly, including correcting tongue placement and breathing habits. If negative habits were formed during childhood or later in life in this regard, they may have inhibited natural dental growth, which is what Myobrace is trying to prevent. A system of exercises is additionally used to help the myobrace system accomplish its work even better.
So is the myobrace for kids or is the myobrace for adults?
The simple answer is: both. For adults, the myobrace is advantageous because it doesn’t only help straighten teeth, but corrects the underlying negative habits that result in crooked teeth. While the potential for change may be less dramatic than children’s, it is still absolutely a viable option for someone looking for a way to achieve straighter teeth. If you are someone who is trying to avoid adult braces, wether it’s because of the aesthetic look, or the sometimes arduous process of getting them put on and taken off, this is also a great option for you.
For children, the Myobrace can act as part of a larger years-long plan to prevent crooked teeth altogether, which can produce some drastic results. Undertaking the process may negate the need for braces at all in the future. (Which, let’s be honest, can certainly be uncomfortable or even embarrassing for adolescents!) By allowing natural development of the teeth to occur, the system can promote better overall dental health.
In terms of cost, the Myobrace system also removes the large upfront cost of braces, instead spreading the cost of the system into much lower payments across your treatment plan over time.
Now that you’ve read a little bit about the Myobrace system, please feel free to contact us to discuss further. We can give you more specific information on how it could be integrated into you or your child’s treatment plan going forward!