Pre-Orthodontic Treatment
Myobrace Pre-Orthodontic Treatment
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Many developing orthodontic problems can be treated or prevented during childhood.

Early intervention can lead to more space for developing teeth, better jaw growth and improved facial development.

Pre-orthodontic treatment can reduce the time needed in braces later on, and in some cases eliminate the need for braces altogether.

Pre-Orthodontic treatment options include:

  • Appliances (plates) to correct cross-bites (which lock teeth into incorrect positions)
  • Expansion appliances to promote proper jaw growth
  • Screening for airway problems, with referral to a specialist ENT if required
  • Myofunctional exercises to correct poor oral habits involving breathing, tongue position and muscle function that are the underlying cause of crowded teeth
  • Treatment of significant tongue ties which can limit jaw development
  • Myobrace appliance therapy to encourage nasal breathing and correct poor tongue and lip habits

Pre-orthodontic treatments are generally most effective from the age of 7, which is therefore a good age to screen for problems.

If you are concerned about your child’s dental growth and development, please take advantage of our free, no-obligation orthodontic assessment.

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