The Myobrace® System
The Myobrace® system treats soft tissue and airway dysfunction by packaging airway and myofunctional habit correction, arch expansion and dental alignment into a comprehensive treatment system ideally suited to treat growing children aged 3-15 years.
The fundamental goals of treatment, are to establish nasal breathing, correct tongue resting position and retrain the oral musculature to function correctly.
The appliances are worn for just 1-2 hours each day, plus overnight while sleeping and the more compliant the patient, the better their outcome.
Each Myobrace appliance group consists of a series of appliances that coincide with treatment stages, which are habit correction, arch development, dental alignment and retention.
By focusing on the aetiological factors that cause malocclusion, the appliances aim to correct the poor myofunctional habits affecting the teeth, jaws and facial development, often without the need for braces or extractions of healthy adult teeth.
This example case study used the Myobrace®for Teens appliance series with the BWS™ and lip trainer. The Myobrace® routinely improves arch form, gains space and aligns the anterior teeth into a stable position. Class II correction with Myobrace® was achieved by correcting breathing and tongue position.