Discover the health benefits of using Myobrace® in Clearwater, FL
Orthodontic treatment is widespread for children in the US, but it can only correct issues after they have begun despite many improvements over the years. The Myobrace® addresses the root cause of dental crowding and jaw alignment issues before they start. This unique system supports healthy jaw development in young children for a straight, healthy smile. Dr. Beata A. Carlson & Associates at Natural Dentistry in Clearwater, FL, offers Myobrace®; a pre-orthodontic service for pediatric patients at risk of developing issues with their jaw and their tooth alignment.
How the modern lifestyle affects your oral health
For decades, dentists have operated under the assumption that crooked teeth are due to genetic factors. However, new research has identified poor jaw development as one of the main contributors to dental crowding and alignment issues. Daily habits, from the way children breathe to the food they eat, can stunt jaw development and lead to a wide diversity of health issues, from tooth decay to obstructive sleep apnea.
Your oral resting posture is one of the critical factors in jaw development. Ideally, your jaw stays closed with your teeth gently pressed together and your tongue resting on the roof of your mouth. Unfortunately, many people begin breathing through their mouths at an early age, causing the facial muscle to relax as the mouth remains open. Weaker facial muscles and poor oral posture will hinder jaw development, leaving little room for a full set of teeth to develop. Additionally, a diet high in soft foods and habits like thumb sucking can have similar effects, resulting in crooked teeth and poor jaw alignment.
Using the Myobrace® to optimize jaw development
The Myobrace® system uses a series of removable oral appliances designed to help children keep their tongue and jaw in an optimum position. Your child will wear the Myobrace® for 1-2 hours during the day and overnight while they sleep. It will train the muscles in the face and mouth to stay in the best position and learn to breathe through their nose. It will also apply gentle pressure to the teeth and jaw to expand their arch.
The Myobrace® is a suitable preventive measure for children ages 3-15 to avoid the need for braces or tooth extraction. It can also prevent airway issues by keeping the jaw forward and training them for nasal breathing, which has incredible health benefits. Dr. Beata A. Carlson & Associates will also guide you and your child through a series of exercises to help them develop better myofascial habits and provide education about the best diet to support your oral health.
Dr. Beata A. Carlson & Associates will work with you through the stages of the Myobrace® system. Myobrace® has helped millions of patients worldwide improve their oral health and develop straight, healthy teeth and jaws. To learn more regarding our holistic approach to dentistry, contact our office in Clearwater, FL, today at 727-888-6929 to schedule an appointment.