There was a time, and now all that long ago, when braces were just about the only orthodontic option available to children, teens, and adults looking to straighten their teeth. Thankfully, as time has passed and dental technologies have evolved, alternatives to traditional orthodontics have been introduced. One such option offered by Dr. Luis Crespo at Holistic Dental Centers in Cornelius, North Carolina, is Myobrace. With conventional orthodontics and treatments like Invisalign, treatment cannot start until the age of 12-15 once all permanent teeth have erupted. Myobrace treatment can begin as early as five years for children who need early intervention to avoid braces later. Let’s take a look and discuss some benefits of Myobrace!
Myobrace treatment has shown to be just as effective as traditional braces. It is even considered a better option because it prevents alignment problems from occurring in the first place. When used at the right time, Myobrace can even help kids avoid bad habits such as thumb sucking, mouth breathing, and tongue thrusting.
Most children who undergo Myobrace treatment will do so as a preventative measure to avoid traditional orthodontics later. Myobrace is gentle and comfortable and can be used by children as young as five-year-olds who need a solution for crooked teeth. Myobrace can even help patients with bruxism as it can be used as a nightguard, preventing damage to the teeth during sleep.
When patients begin to use Myobrace, they will be expected to wear it for at least two hours during the day and all night as they sleep. Myobrace works by providing a gentle force that pushes teeth to a straighter position, correcting any misalignment issues before they occur.
In most cases, Myobrace treatment can begin at any age between 5-15. However, it is recommended that treatment begins between ages 6-10, allowing treatment to correct any present misalignment and bad habits. If treatment begins outside this age window, it could fail to correct bad habits but still correct misalignment issues. However, if you notice your child developing bad oral habits at an earlier age, treatment can be started immediately. It is important to note that Myobrace treatment may not be effective for teenagers older than 15 years, so be sure to discuss it with your dentist to ensure your child is a good candidate for the procedure.
Myobrace treatment provides many benefits, including: