The Orthodontic Center of NYC, located on the Upper East Side (Manhattan, New York), offers Myobrace® myofunctional therapy orthodontic treatment. The Myobrace® System is a 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. We offer Myobrace® consultations.
- Myobrace orthodontic treatments are appropriate for children and teens aged 3 to 15
- Myobrace is a solution to the mouth breathing issue in children
- Most of your child’s crooked teeth problems are caused by poor oral habits and that can be easily fixed by Myobrace, a no-braces approach to straightening your child’s teeth
Myobrace® is designed to deal with these incorrect myofunctional habits by teaching children to breathe through their nose, rest the tongue correctly in the roof of the mouth, swallow correctly and continue widening the jaws so they grow to their full and proper size. This results in insufficient room for the teeth, allowing them to come in naturally straight and often without the need for braces.
What Myobrace® treatment does:
- Corrects poor oral habits
- Develops & aligns the jaws
- Straightens the teeth
- Optimizes facial development
- Improves overall health
- Promotes healthy eating habits in children and teens
How does it do this? By helping the child:
- Breathe through the nose
- Correct tongue resting position
- Swallow correctly
- Keep the lips together
The Myobrace® System consists of four treatment stages:
Stage 1: Habit Correction involves teaching the patient to breathe through the nose instead of the mouth, retraining the tongue to rest in the correct position, swallow the right way and keep the lips together when not eating or speaking. By focusing on correcting these oral habits that are causing crooked teeth and poor jaw growth, the child will have the best possible chance to grow their jaws to their proper and full size, which allows the teeth to come in straight and often eliminates the need for braces later on.
Stage 2: Arch Development may be required to widen the upper jaw, allowing sufficient space for the teeth and tongue. Children with underdeveloped jaws over 7 years of age can be recommended to use appliances to achieve additional jaw development, which will speed up the treatment process.
Stage 3: Dental Alignment. At the stage when the last of the permanent teeth are erupting, the Myobrace® for Teens is used to align the teeth into their natural position. The appliances must be worn every day and overnight while sleeping. Patient cooperation and motivation are paramount when it comes to achieving optimal results. Depending on the child’s individual requirements and compliance, final alignment may involve treatment with braces.
Stage 4: Retention is the final stage of Myobrace® treatment and aims to ensure good oral habits are maintained, often preventing the need to wear a permanent retainer or wire for an extended period of time.
The Orthodontics Center of NYC specializes in taking exceptional care of each orthodontic patient. The honor and privilege of caring for our patients come with the responsibility and dedication from our best in class orthodontists and our staff to adhere to the utmost standards of excellence in orthodontic patient care. As top-rated, best in class orthodontists, we provide highly personalized and comprehensive care. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an orthodontic consultation please feel free to contact our Upper East Side (Manhattan, NY) orthodontic practice for a Myobrace® consultation:
Orthodontics Center of NYC
635 Madison Ave, 19th FL, #B
New York, NY 10022