Crooked or misaligned teeth can affect our physical appearance, confidence, and overall health. Myobrace is a pre-orthodontic treatment that aims to straighten teeth naturally without the use of braces or clear aligners. It works by correcting poor oral habits and improving overall oral muscle function. The treatment involves a series of removable appliances that are worn for at least one hour per day and overnight while sleeping.

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What causes crooked teeth?

Tongue posture and function – The tongue plays a crucial role in the development of oral structures, helping to shape the jaws and position the teeth. However, improper tongue posture or function, such as tongue thrusting or low tongue posture, can lead to malocclusion and other oral problems. As one of the leading dental clinics in South Africa, we use Myobrace as one of several methods to correct this.

How can Myobrace help your teeth?

Myobrace works by addressing these poor oral habits and strengthening the muscles in the mouth. The removable appliances are designed to train the tongue and jaw to rest in their proper positions, improving the patient’s breathing and swallowing habits. By doing so, the teeth can naturally shift to their correct positions without the use of traditional braces or clear aligners.

Health benefits of Myobrace and more

Myobrace is not just a cosmetic treatment, as it also has several health benefits. Straight teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the likelihood of gum disease and tooth decay. Improved breathing and swallowing can also improve overall health and reduce the risk of sleep apnea.

The Myobrace treatment typically lasts between 12 and 24 months, although this can vary depending on the severity of the case. In addition to wearing the removable appliances, patients are also required to perform daily exercises, such as tongue and lip strengthening exercises.

Preventing crooked teeth also involves practicing good oral hygiene and seeking early treatment for any dental issues. Regular dental checkups can help identify any potential problems and ensure they are addressed before they become more severe. Parents can also help prevent crooked teeth in children by encouraging proper oral habits, such as avoiding thumb-sucking and tongue-thrusting and reminding them to breathe through their noses.

In some cases, orthodontic treatment may still be necessary to correct crooked teeth fully . However, Myobrace can be used as a pre-orthodontic treatment to improve overall oral health and reduce the severity of whatever orthodontic treatment might be needed.

Myobrace is a pre-orthodontic treatment that aims to naturally straighten teeth by addressing poor oral habits and improving overall oral muscle function. Crooked teeth are caused by a combination of genetic factors and poor oral habits such as thumb-sucking, tongue-thrusting, mouth breathing, and improper swallowing. Myobrace works to address these habits and improve oral health, which can reduce the severity of any necessary orthodontic treatment. Practicing good oral hygiene and seeking early treatment for any dental issues can also help prevent crooked teeth.


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