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Myobrace® Trainers: Childrens Orthodontics

Myobrace is an oral appliance used by orthodontic providers in over 100 countries. It addresses one of the leading causes of crooked teeth: improper jaw development.

What is Myobrace?

Orthodontic concerns tend to happen at a young age due to improper jaw growth and atypical tooth alignment.

According to modern research, oral habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and mouth breathing often contribute to dental problems like crooked teeth.

The Myobrace trainer was designed to combat orofacial development concerns before children get older and need extensive orthodontic therapy. Myobrace is a removable intra-oral appliance used by orthodontic providers in over 100 countries. It addresses one of the leading causes of crooked teeth: poor jaw development. As a pre-orthodontic treatment, Myobrace starts correcting misaligned teeth and jaws while your child is still young

How does Myobrace Work?

The Myobrace trainer looks like a small mouthguard that fits over your child’s bite. It’s a flexible dental appliance that trains the lips, tongue, and mouth to relax rather than apply irregular pressure against the teeth and bone. It also applies light pressure to help expand the upper jaw so that teeth have room to fall into proper dental alignment.

The Myobrace is worn for 1-2 hours a day and overnight while your child sleeps. This schedule prevents them from keeping up with the removable appliance throughout the day or potentially losing it when they’re away from home.

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Braces vs Myobrace: Which Is The Right Treatment For My Children?

Your child’s age is the primary determining factor for which orthodontic treatment process is right for them. A majority of orofacial development concerns are recognisable by age 4-5. 

Myobrace treatment is designed for children between the ages of 5 and 9, when their mouths rapidly grow and change. In certain situations, it can be used during the teen years, but it’s less common. Your child will need to have all of their front adult teeth. As opposed to this, orthodontic braces are commonly considered a good idea during early adolescence, between 10 and 14, because preteens and younger teens already have all or most of their permanent teeth in place. Moreover, their jawbone tissues are still relatively flexible and are very responsive to repositioning.

Children’s orthodontics plays a crucial role in tooth alignment and growth modification. Myobrace is designed as a preventative and holistic alternative to conventional braces. It is considered to be a more natural way of aligning the teeth than using conventional braces. Although some children will still need brackets and wires to fine-tune their bite, Myobrace’s proactive results help to limit the time your child has to wear conventional braces.

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FAQs about Myobrace

The Myobrace appliance can result in straight teeth, better oral function, optimal facial development, and a fantastic smile when used consistently. A Myobrace can be used to significantly straighten the teeth, along with other benefits such as an improved breathing pattern and correct tongue positioning.
Myobrace treatment cost depends on your child’s condition and the amount of movement required to resolve their problem. Typically, it ranges from $500 to $2500. Magical Smiles can only provide an accurate estimate of a Myobrace treatment cost after a personalised consultation with you. Contact us for a dental consultation with our family dentists to determine if myofunctional teeth correction could provide your child with a healthier smile.
It is best to check your private health insurance policy coverage with your health fund provider. At Magical Smiles, we want your care to be affordable, which is why we offer flexible payment plans through the National Dental Plan and MySmilePlan, which will take just minutes to apply for, and you can be quickly approved.
Yes, Myobrace can be used for adults. Myobrace for Adults is an excellent tool for correcting breathing tendencies and myofunctional disorders in adults. Still, it’s not as effective as an orthodontic solution when used on its own. Therefore, these myofunctional appliances are almost always used with additional arch development techniques in combination with aligners or braces.
The duration of Myobrace therapy depends on how well the child follows the treatment regimen and their ability to alter both habits and growth patterns. It is generally better to begin treatment early for a successful treatment outcome. The average treatment time is two to three years if no other significant dental health issues limit treatment results.

Myobrace treatment is most effective during early childhood development. The ideal candidates for the treatment are children aged 5 to 9 experiencing misaligned teeth or poor upper and lower jaw position. Patient compliance is also an essential factor as the flexible appliance is removable. For this reason, parental supervision is necessary, as well as the child’s acceptance of wearing it.

Visit us at Magical Smiles to find out if you are an ideal candidate for Myobrace treatment. We will examine your child during the first visit and take photographs and X-rays of their teeth, face, and posture. We will then determine your child’s specific needs, and we can design and recommend a treatment plan accordingly. Our treatment plans are individualised for each child.

Alternative treatments to Myobrace include:

  1. Invisalign: Invisalign is a way of straightening your teeth by using a series of clear aligners. There is no metal involved, so it’s comfortable to wear.

  2. Conventional Braces: Conventional metal braces provide reliable, predictable results and are appropriate for treating mild, moderate, and severe dental problems.