What is Myobrace?
Villanova Dental Studio is committed to providing patients with the latest innovative treatment solutions for straightening crooked teeth. Myobrace is an orthodontic alternative to traditional braces that eliminates the need for metal brackets and wires. It is a three-stage removable intra-oral appliance system.
Myobrace is a more natural way to help your child strengthen their teeth. This preventative orthodontic solution addresses orthodontic concerns through correcting oral habits, strengthening facial muscles, and treating upper and lower jaw development issues.
Correcting Oral Habits
As with all orthodontic treatments, early intervention is ideal for effective treatment, especially for breaking bad oral health habits. Dr. Barakat will help patients of all ages determine which orthodontic procedure will create a healthy and functional bite as well as lifelong oral health habits.
Oral habits Myobrace can correct:
- Thumb or finger sucking
- Breathing through the mouth
- Thrusting the tongue against the lower teeth when swallowing or speaking
- Using lips to swallow
Myobrace Treatment: What To Expect
First, Dr. Barkat will perform a thorough assessment of your child’s dental and facial development. He will also analyze the child’s oral habits and sleep patterns to better understand their oral development. With these results, a tailored orthodontic treatment plan will be created.
Myobrace works through a combination of exercises, habit training, and oral appliances. Dr. Barakat will teach your child simple exercises they can complete every day that will strengthen their face, tongue and cheek muscles. These simple monofunctional exercises are designed to help teeth develop properly.
Oral appliances will be worn 1-2 hours a day and at night while your child is sleeping.
Benefits of Myobrace:
- Comfortable fit without damage to soft tissues
- Convenient for any busy schedule
- Better oral hygiene than with braces
- Most patients do not need retainers after treatment is complete
- Patients can complete treatment with virtually no one else knowing