Myobrace / Oral Myology
Myobrace is an alternative orthodontic solution to braces. It is a no-braces type treatment to help straighten your teeth and jaws. The treatment helps fix crooked teeth by addressing poor oral habits, which are generally the cause of crooked teeth.
Incorrect myofunctional habits like mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking are some causes of crooked teeth and other orthodontic problems such as crowded teeth and incorrect jaw development. These orthodontic problems can also appear as a result of large teeth in small jaws, or other hereditary factors. Even allergies, asthma and an open mouth posture can also contribute towards the jaws developing incorrectly.
Myobrace treatment engages in using a series of tools which have the proven dual function of correcting habits that cause poor tooth development, while also providing light forces to align the teeth into their natural position. This method is presently utilized by practitioners in more than 100 countries around the world. Treatment does not include wearing braces or using complex and uncomfortable dental appliances 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wearing a Myobrace apparatus for one to two hours each day and overnight while sleeping, joined with a progression of ‘myofunctional exercises’ (also known as the Trainer Activities) each day is all it takes for genuine change to happen. For more information on how it works visit their website.