At Melody Dentistry for Kids, we are experts in children’s airway and jaw alignment, and we want our little patients to start their dental journey on the right track. That is why we use the MyoBrace® system in Los Angeles, California, to help during the early stages of orthodontic treatment. This system is designed with your child’s growth in mind, providing intuitive orthodontic treatment as they age. Learn more below and call our office at 424-322-4780 to schedule a consultation with our skilled dentist, Dr. Jessica Manske.
Modern research shows that crooked teeth and poor jaw alignment are not caused by hereditary factors. Incorrect habits, such as mouth breathing, thumb sucking and poor tongue placement are the real causes. Allergies, asthma and open-mouth posture also contribute to incorrect jaw development. MyoBrace is considered a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment. It is a series of aligners worn mostly at night with some daytime exercises. MyoBrace focuses on treating the underlying causes of teeth crowding, unlocking natural growth and development.
Another benefit of MyoBrace pre-orthodontics is that it can be less expensive than traditional braces. Because MyoBrace pre-orthodontics is less invasive and does not require as much time in the office, you may be able to save money on your child’s orthodontic treatment, often avoiding the need for traditional braces or aligners altogether! This system uses natural growth spurts at a younger age than traditional braces, ideally in children aged 5 – 7, so timing is crucial! If your toddler has a thumb-sucking or pacifier habit at an earlier age, we can start with an introductory appliance at that time. Mouth breathing needs to be corrected as early as possible for your child’s health, growth and development.