The Myobrace® is a removable appliance similar to a mouthguard that is generally worn for just one to two hours each day and overnight while sleeping.
The Myobrace differs from traditional forms of orthodontic treatment as it is primarily directed at correcting the causes of crooked teeth and underdeveloped jaws, in addition to straightening teeth. Since the objective is to correct problems before they develop, the Myobrace may be most effective for patients under the age of 13.
Treatment goals with the Myobrace include:
- Correcting nasal breathing
- Lips together at rest
- Correcting tongue position
- No lip activity when swallowing
- Good facial development
- No braces, retainers, or extractions (if possible)
- Straight teeth
Used every day, the Myobrace system combined with therapeutic activities to improve breathing, muscle function, and tongue posture can result in straighter teeth and improved function, leading to optimal facial development and a healthier smile.