Pre-Orthodontic Treatment
Myobrace Pre-Orthodontic Treatment

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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