While your children are just babies, thumb sucking and the use of pacifiers is common. However, did you know that this can cause developmental problems in your child as they age? By pressing the tongue or thumb up against the roof of the mouth, it distorts the arch of the mouth. This can cause teeth to grow crooked and can cause developmental problems like mouth breathing or improper swallowing. Traditional metal braces are often a solution to correct the position of the teeth, but they don’t help the development of the jaw or the behavioral concerns. And if you ask almost any child, they would likely prefer not to have to wear metal braces either.
At the Dental Arts Studio of Cape Cod in Chatham and Orleans, we offer an orthodontic alternative that not only helps align teeth, but also corrects jaw shape and improves improper oral behavior. This revolutionary device is called Myobrace® and helps straighten teeth and improve your child’s oral health naturally. Myobrace®combines myofunctional dentistry to guide your child’s mouth and teeth into proper position and control improper behaviors like mouth breathing, tongue thrusting and improper swallowing. With proper compliance, Myobrace®will be able to adjust your child’s teeth and improve their overall facial growth without the need for braces!