It seems that most of our children are developing crowded teeth and their jaw
line is settling the wrong way. Although these symptoms are evident from the age of 3, dentists usually recommend waiting until the child is old enough to treat with braces and possibly extractions.
Braces are an effective way to mechanically straighten teeth and most often parents accept this professional advice and hold off treatment until their child is around 12 to 14. This is because they are not aware of any other alternatives. Braces do not always solve the issue permanently as once they are removed; it is very possible that the teeth will almost relapse and crowd again, especially if the child does not wear their retainer. Crowded teeth do not just happen, they are a symptom as well as a warning sign that your child’s jaw and face are not developing correctly. With more than 25 years of extensive research, Myofunctional Research Co. (MRC) has proved why so many children have crowded teeth.
The main culprits causing this 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 developing 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. Varsha Daryanani at Crown Corner Family Dentistry uses a different approach to orthodontic treatment. MRC’s state of the art Myobrace appliances correct 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 treatments 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.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Crown Corner addresses orthodontic issues like these using innovative appliances rather than fixed braces, Here early treatment is encouraged.Traditional orthodontics is directed at moving teeth whereas 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 but there is better retention as well. Myobrace appliances are easily used and worn for one hour each day, during normal daily activity, and overnight. It improves the appearance of the whole face and the fun, interactive treatment encourages children to take responsibility for correcting their habits. Because of its high demand from parents due to it being a pain and stress free solution, Crown Corner is devoted to this form of treatment and focused on improved facial development.
WHO WILL IT WORK FOR?
The Myobrace System is suitable for a wide variety of orthodontic concerns, with a range of solutions available for most patients. It is designed to work most effectively for patients from three to fifteen years of age, and is most effective in early childhood while the child is still developing. The optimal patient age group is four to ten years of age.