Children aged 5 to 15 can get straighter teeth without the use of braces through Myobrace®. Dr. Niyati Patel-Parekh and Dr. Darren Loew offer Myobrace® in Pennington, NJ to their younger patients. This orthodontic treatment straightens crooked teeth the natural way by ensuring that the tongue is in the correct placement. In addition, Myobrace® retrains oral habits and ensures that the jaw is properly aligned. Children benefit the most from this system because their teeth are still developing. Because of this, it is much quicker to fix orthodontic issues in children.
Learn more about the causes of crooked teeth in children as well as Myobrace® treatment below:
What Causes Crooked Teeth?
Although genetics can be a cause of crooked teeth and a misaligned bite, other causes may include:
- Mouth breathing
- Thumb sucking
- An open mouth posture
- Tongue thrusting
- Reverse swallowing
If any of these conditions sound familiar to you, call 609.337.4758 to get crooked teeth treatment for your child with Myobrace®. Dr. Loew or Dr. Patel-Parekh will be happy to explain the treatment to you and your child in their Pennington dental office.
Benefits of Myobrace®
Besides straightening teeth, the Myobrace® system also:
- Corrects poor oral habits
- Develops & aligns the jaws
- Optimizes facial development
- Promotes healthy eating habits
- Improves overall health
In addition, treatment helps the child:
- Breathe through the nose
- Correct their tongue resting position
- Swallow correctly
- Keep the lips together
Myobrace® will help improve breathing, muscle function, and tongue posture in children. By utilizing this treatment, our dentists are able to prevent future dental problems caused by crooked teeth including sleep apnea, gum disease, and tooth decay.
Treatment with Myobrace®
Myobrace® uses a series of removable dental appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping. To create these appliances, Dr. Loew or Dr. Patel-Parekh will take dental molds of your child’s teeth in order for treatment to be customized to them. They will also teach your child simple exercises they can complete every day that will strengthen their face, tongue, and cheek muscles. These exercises are designed to help teeth develop properly while Myobrace® treatment shifts teeth in a straighter and more balanced position. Patients who use the Myobrace® system daily can see straighter teeth and improved bite function. With this treatment, kids are able to have happier and healthier smiles. Many patients may not even require retainers following their treatment.
Contact Our Pennington, NJ Office Today
Does your child have crooked or misaligned teeth? Help prevent oral health problems further down the road with Myobrace®. If you are a new patient, call Pop Smiles for dental care today at 609.337.4758. Returning patients may call our office at 609.737.3700. You may also request an appointment with us online. If you have any remaining questions about treatment or any of our other orthodontic solutions, feel free to ask Dr. Loew or Dr. Patel-Parekh. They will be happy to explain the ins and outs of treatment as well as how you can help your child with their at-home treatment.