Myobrace® In San Diego, CA
Myobrace® is a pre-orthodontic treatment system designed to promote proper jaw development and growth in children ages 3-15. It also works to correct poor oral habits and curb the underlying causes of crooked and crowded teeth. Since the objective is to correct problems before they develop, the Myobrace® system may be most effective for patients under the age of 13.
Successful adherence to and completion of the Myobrace® system can help a child’s teeth come in naturally with plenty of room to avoid overcrowding. Myobrace® can also help straighten teeth, potentially eliminating the need for braces or other orthodontic treatment down the road.
Dr. Maricela Murillo DDS is proud to provide the innovative
Myobrace® system to adolescent patients in and around the San Diego,
CA area. Call M&M Dental Care today at (619) 582-5380 to schedule
a consultation with Dr. Murillo and see if Myobrace® is right for
How Does The Myobrace® System Work?
itself is a removable oral appliance similar to a mouth guard that is
generally worn for just one to two hours each day and overnight while
sleeping. The appliance is to be used every day in combination with
daily exercises to improve breathing, muscle function, and tongue
posture. This combination of therapies results in improved oral
function, optimal facial development, straighter teeth, and a
healthier smile overall.
What Are The Goals Of Myobrace® Treatment?
Treatment goals with the Myobrace® system include:
- Correcting nasal breathing
- Learning to keep lips together at rest
- Correcting tongue position
- No lip activity when swallowing
- Good facial development
- No braces, retainers, or tooth extractions (if possible)
- Straight teeth
Myobrace® Treatment Process
Your child’s age, where they are at in the growth process, and the type of orthodontic issues they have will help determine their course of treatment and which appliances are worn.
Generally, there are four stages to the treatment process:
- Rectifying poor oral habits
- Developing the arch to allow enough space for incoming teeth
- Aligning permanent teeth
- Retention of good oral habits and a straighter smile
The success of Myobrace® treatment is dependent upon the child’s
compliance with wearing the oral appliances and their ability to
correct their oral habits.
Learn More About Myobrace®
Interested in a more in-depth look at the Myobrace® system and
what it may entail for your child? Visit the Myobrace® website for
more information and educational videos. We also encourage you to call our office with any questions you may have about this treatment and how it can help your child.