When the muscles of the mouth and face function abysmally, the jaws can become underdeveloped, narrowed and constricted, leading to a higher risk of the adult teeth erupting crooked and crowded. If not treated soon, there is a likelihood of the child needing some extractions of his/her adult teeth, and even surgical intervention of the jaws when they are older.
By managing orofacial muscular dysfunctions, the jaws are given the chance to grow and widen naturally to their maximum unique potential for the individual. This opportunity, however, is only available over a certain window, when the child is still growing. As a rule of thumb, the fewer baby teeth a child has, the further that window is closing. Hence, have your child examined by the time he/she is 5 years old before it’s too late. Depending on the severity of the problem, this therapy is usually indicated between 7 to 9 years of age. Many tools are available for treating it.
One is a soft silicone mouthguard that helps in re-training the orofacial muscles to function properly and allowing the jaws to widen naturally. It is removable and only needs to be worn for 2 hours daily while awake and during sleep at night. There are usually 3 to 4 different types and sizes that each patient wears over a period of time, as they continue to grow. Depending on the initial jaw problem, there are multiple designs of it. The design chosen need to be apt for a specific issue. Along with the exercises, this appliance supplements the success of the orofacial myofunctional pre-orthodontic treatment.
Myobrace does not require a child to wear uncomfortable aligners that will cut their teeth making it difficult for them to eat correctly. Instead, the treatment offered for Myobrace Melbourne uses myofunctional orthodontic methods to apply intermittent forces on the teeth to correct the positioning of young teeth. For over half a decade, Oakleigh Dentist and orthodontists have been using these techniques to correct teeth positioning. Myobrace makes use of that research in a state-of-the-art brace worn daily.
Correcting misshapen and crooked teeth with Myobrace Melbourne is an innovative early intervention treatment for a child that also addresses breathing issues. Crooked teeth can lead to a variety of issues. Addressing this as your child is growing vanished the need for invasive treatments as they age. Misaligned teeth may lessen confidence while smiling and oral hygiene. Food remnants can get easily stuck in a young child’s teeth that are crooked which likely leads to the gaps left behind. If children are not taught to brush properly and floss on a daily basis, there’s a greater probability that tartar deposits will form and solidify in the gaps left in the teeth.
This, the treatment objectives of Myobrace Melbourne are to improve oral function to motivate the jawbones to develop as wide as they can naturally, enhancing the jawbone relationships and sometimes improving facial profiles, while usually preventing the removal of adult teeth (not including wisdom teeth). The main aim is to prevent jaw surgery at a later stage and limit the requirement for braces as much possible. Clinical experience shows that if our treatment system is followed properly, then 9 out of 10 kids will be able to avoid braces completely.
Operator experience, patient compliance and individual biological factors all play a decisive role in the success of treatment as every case is unique. You can visit Huntingdale Dental Centre that has the latest innovation to give you a chance to smile wholeheartedly.
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