Treatments

Myobrace

Myobrace FAQs

  • Myobrace is a no-braces orthodontic approach to help straighten your teeth and jaws. Myobrace aims to address the real cause of crooked teeth: poor oral habits.

  • Treatment involves both a worn Myobrace appliance and a routine of exercises. The Myobrace appliance corrects bad oral habits and provides light forces to realign the teeth are worn while sleeping and for 1 - 2 hours per day. 'Myofunctional exercises' are performed to improve myofunctional habits and prevent the development crooked teeth.

  • Myobrace treatment time is typically comparable to that of traditional fixed braces. As with all orthodontic treatments, duration varies from patient to patient - so an appointment can provide you with a much better estimate.

  • The Myobrace System is a bit like a training program. It can be difficult to get rid of bad habits, so daily commitment and persistence is required to achieve the best results! As the programme does involve retraining, the sooner it is implemented the easier it is to follow, the better the benefits, and has a more permanent result.

  • Typically the cost of Myobrace Treatment is comparable to braces. The exact fee structure varies from patient to patient so making an appointment will provide you with a better estimate. During treatment, fees may still vary depending on the number of visits required, the patient's compliance with the appliance, how well the patient performs the activities prescribed to them, and how quickly the patient responds to the treatment. As a general rule, treatment will cost less the sooner it is started.

  • Typically, not at all. Some patients may experience a small amount of discomfort at the beginning of treatment, but this generally passes in only a few days.

  • As the aim of Myobrace treatment is to get rid of habits that negatively influence dental development, young patients should experience better facial development. Other health benefits of Myobrace treatment methods can include improved posture, fewer allergies, and fewer problems with the teeth, mouth and jaw joints (TMJ).

  • Over the course of treatment, we will closely monitor the stability of treatment. Typically if myofunctional problems are corrected, teeth will stay in their position. If there is some unfavorable movement of the teeth after treatment, you should contact us and discuss your concerns.

  • There have been no reported harmful effects with Myobrace treatment.

    As the appliances are designed to be very flexible and exert only light forces, it is very unlikely that they are able to cause harm. We always review patient progress regularly and ensure that muscle improvements are progressing, that there is no irritation caused by the appliances, and that the changes in the alignment of the teeth and jaws are being supported by the surrounding muscle structures.

  • There are a few occasions when Myobrace treatment may not be suitable. As the patient is such an important part of treatment, non-compliant patients will not achieve a satisfactory result. Age is also significant factor, as older patients will experience more difficulty changing their habits and their teeth are more difficult to move. Treatment may not be suitable for patients with exceedingly crooked teeth and jaw discrepancies that prevent them from physically holding the Myobrace appliance in their mouth. Complete nasal obstruction can also make Myobrace treatment difficult. This is not an exhaustive list however. If you have concerns in this area, please make an appointment to find out for certain if they will affect treatment.

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