Myobrace® - Beaverton, OR

Straighten Teeth Without Braces: Myobrace®

What is Myobrace®?

We are sure you have heard it before: preventative medicine is the best medicine. That is exactly what Myobrace® provides for children with crooked teeth. Myobrace® is an alternative to traditional orthodontics that is designed to prevent crooked teeth and a misaligned jaw by first improving breathing, muscle function, and tongue posture. The ideal candidate is between five and 15 years of age and Myobrace® is most effective during early childhood development.

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Crooked teeth can be caused by

  • Mouth Breathing
  • Tongue Thrusting
  • Improper Swallowing
  • Thumb Sucking

Myobrace® corrects these issues with a two-pronged approach. The first is through a series of uniquely designed oral appliances that are worn one to two hours a day and throughout the night. These appliances are designed to correct bad oral habits that cause poor dental development while also providing light forces that will gradually move the teeth into their natural, correct alignment. The second part of the Myobrace® method is a series of ‘myofunctional exercises’, that when used in conjunction with the dental appliance, accelerates improvement of oral functionality.

Benefits of Myobrace®

Myobrace® is an orthodontic alternative that is designed to prevent the need for future orthodontics. Furthermore, if your child’s teeth and jaw develop correctly from the beginning it increases the success of long-term bite alignment and functionality. Benefits of Myobrace® include:

  • Corrects the causes of crooked teeth
  • Corrects bad oral habits
  • Improves muscle function
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • No more mouth breathing- decreases occurrence of asthma and allergies
  • Corrects malformation of the jaw
  • Increases facial esthetics

And, unlike traditional braces Myobrace®

  • Is removable and convenient
  • Makes it easy to maintain good oral hygiene
  • Causes little to no root or enamel damage to teeth
  • Discreet- only worn 1-2 hours a day and at night
  • Does not require permanent retainers

Stop a variety of oral health problems before they start and improve your child’s overall health with the alternative to orthodontics; Myobrace®. To learn more about Myobrace® and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Caitlin Han, contact our Beaverton, OR office today.

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