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The Myobrace® System

We use the Myobrace® System to address the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces, to unlock natural growth and development.



The Myobrace® System is preventive orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, without the need for extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development.


Modern dental research has shown that common orthodontic problems like crowded teeth or incorrect jaw development are not caused by hereditary factors. The real culprits are often incorrect myofunctional habits, such as mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing or thumb sucking. Plus, allergies, asthma and open mouth posture can compound these issues, and with the tongue and lips functioning incorrectly, crowded teeth and underdeveloped jaws are often the result.

Because crowded teeth and misaligned jaws can cause other dental problems, they’re important to fix. Braces are the most common treatment for crowded teeth and jaw alignment issues, but the Myobrace® System addresses these issues by correcting the habits that cause them in the first place.

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What Is the Myobrace® System?

The Myobrace® System is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that helps children breathe through the nose, correct their tongue resting position, swallow correctly and keep their lips together. Improving these habits helps develop and align the jaw and straighten the teeth, which in turn optimizes facial development and prevents the need for braces in the future.
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Treatment Overview

Myobrace® treatment involves a series of intra-oral appliances that are worn for an hour each day and overnight. These appliances address incorrect habits that cause jaw misalignment and crowded teeth. There are typically four stages to Myobrace® treatment: habit correction, arch development, dental alignment and retention.

The first stage, habit correction, teaches the child to breathe through the nose instead of the mouth, rest the tongue in the correct position, swallow the right way and keep the lips together when not eating or talking. Correcting these oral habits helps ensure that children have the best possible chance of proper jaw growth, and as a result, straighter teeth.

Additionally, children over 7 years of age with underdeveloped jaws may need arch development to widen the upper jaw to allow sufficient space for the teeth and tongue. If necessary, your dentist will recommend supplementary appliances that can be used in combination with the Myobrace® System.

When the last of the permanent teeth are growing in, Myobrace® for Teens aligns the teeth into their proper position. Although final alignment may still require treatment with braces, patients using the Myobrace® System often require braces for a much shorter time period than other patients.

The final retention stage aims to ensure that the patient maintains good oral habits, which can often prevent the need to wear a permanent retainer.

Is My Child a Good Candidate for the Myobrace® System?

Unlike braces, treatment with the Myobrace® System does not require patients to wait until all of their permanent teeth have grown in. Treatment can begin as early as 3 years of age, up to about age 15.

Treatment can begin as soon as poor myofunctional habits are recognized, but older children often require extra effort for success because they’ve had more time for incorrect habits and wrong growth patterns to become established. Talk to us today about whether the Myobrace® System can help your child’s oral development!

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At Supreme Dental Concepts, we provide a comprehensive selection of cosmetic dentistry services designed to give you the confident smile you desire.

Our commitment extends to ensuring you look your absolute best.

As dentists, our training in injection techniques and facial anatomy during dental school equips us to preserve your youthful appearance, complementing your beautiful teeth.

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