It seems most of our children these days are developing crowded teeth and their jaws are developing incorrectly. Although symptoms of this can be evident from as young as three years old, it is usually recommend waiting until the child is older to treat with braces and with or without the need to remove teeth. Because braces are an effective way to mechanically straighten teeth and they are not aware of alternatives, most often parents accept this advice and hold off treatment until their child is around 12 to 14. We all know this does not solve the issues permanently though and once the braces are removed the teeth can sometimes relapse and crowd again especially if retainers are not worn.
Crowded teeth do not just happen, they are a symptom as well as a warning sign that your child’s jaw and face a re not developing correctly. With more than 25 years of extensive research, Myofunctional Research Co (MRC) has proven why so many children have crowded teeth. The main culprits causing crowded teeth are poor oral habits, such as mouth breathing and incorrect swallowing, combined with the forces of the tongue, cheeks and lips. In order to prevent more serious problems in later years these bad habits can and should be treated as early as possible. Early intervention also achieves results that are not possible once the face and jaws have stopped growing.
Based on this research Dr Ellen Rogers is offering a different approach to early orthodontic treatment. MRC’s state of the art Myobrace appliances corrects bad oral habits in growing children and improve dental as well as facial development. This means orthodontic problems can be corrected much earlier than with traditional treatment and most often without the need for braces or extractions. Nurturing the child’s natural development using the Myobrace system also allows children to develop to their genetic potential.
Traditional orthodontics is directed at moving the teeth where as the Myobrace treatment system uses a different principle where the oral environment is improved by eliminating the bad habits causing crooked teeth. By achieving this, not only are teeth aligned, there is better retention.
Myobrace appliances are easily used and worn for one hour each day, during normal daily activity, and overnight. Additional Myobrace Activies are taught to children to help facilitate normal facial development and good oral habits. Because of high demand from parents for this pain and stress free solution, Dr Ellen Rogers has undertaken additional training to focus on this form of treatment and focus on improved facial development. The Myobrace system improves appearance of the whole face and interactive treatment encourages children to take responsibility for correcting their habits.
Preventing the need for braces is now a viable possibility and more about this global trend away from traditional orthodontic techniques can be found at www.myobrace.com. The next step towards treatment is a consultation, which includes a 10-point evaluation of the patients dental and jaw development. Contact the team at DBAY DENTAL and find out about booking a consultation with Dr Ellen Rogers today.