Breathing: When a child breathes through the mouth, the jaws become narrow and develop downwards rather than forwards. This means there is not enough room for the teeth and the face can become narrow.
Tongue Position: The tongue resting position determines the shape and size of the upper jaw and should always rest in the roof of the mouth. If the child habitually has a low tongue position, the upper teeth will not have enough space and the lower jaw is forced back and down.
Swallowing: An incorrect (reverse) swallowing pattern takes place when the tongue pushes forward and the lips push back. This habit restricts forward growth of the jaws, preventing the face developing to its genetic potential.
Lip Function: Poor muscle tone or incorrect control of the lip and cheek muscles can make it difficult for the child to seal their lips and increases over-activity when swallowing. These incorrect lip habits cause the lower teeth to be crowded and restrict forward jaw growth.
Meet Ben and Andrea, our educators on the MYOBRACE Application
The Myobrace® System is preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces or extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and involves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping.
“Danny has been treating my daughter over the last few months using the Myobrace system. He is hugely knowledgeable in a humble way, has a very calm, reassuring manner and she always looks forward to her appointments – very different to my own experience as a child! Yvonne is great, really encouraging and excellent at explaining the daily exercises that are an essential part of the process. We are not finished our treatment yet but are very pleased with the results so far.”