If your child is experiencing difficulties with the alignment of their teeth and it is causing issues breathing or eating, then you may want to consult a healthcare professional such as your dentist in Victoria, BC about receiving treatment for them before they are at the stage for braces or other orthodontics.
The Myobrace System is an system that is designed to assist with the alignment of teeth. An Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) can have negative effects on the oral development of children, including facial growth and development, chewing and swallowing, as well as causing speech or oral health issues. However, like with any dental implement, it is not designed for everyone. As such, you should discuss your options with a dental professional.
One possible sign of an OMD is incorrect tongue placement in the mouth. When swallowing, your tongue usually rests against the roof of your mouth to absorb the pressure. However, when the tongue sits incorrectly in the mouth it can transfer pressure to the teeth and alter their alignment over time.
A Myobrace is a pre-orthodontic implement used by our dentist in Victoria, BC to help support the teeth and combat the misalignment that may arise through an OMD. While your children may not yet have their permanent teeth at this stage, it may be advised to receive orthodontic treatments earlier than others. The Myobrace can be an alternative to braces in certain situations, but are not an exact substitution.
The Myobrace System is most suitable for children up to 12 years old. The system itself requires the child to wear a removable oral appliance for a few hours each day, as well as overnight while they are sleeping. These myofunctional orthodontic techniques have been used by orthodontists and dentists for the past 50 years across many countries.
For more information on Myobrace, or to book a consultation with our family dentist in Victoria, BC, contact Saanich Dental Group. We are more than happy to treat your oral healthcare needs.