Myobrace Therapy Straight teeth the natural way.

Myobrace therapy treats children (ages 3 to 15) while they are still growing to improve their cranial and jaw development. This treatment involves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping.

The intra-oral appliance works by correcting poor oral habits that cause negative impacts on the development of face, jaws and teeth, such as mouth breathing and swallowing incorrectly.

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

Many Malaysian children are growing up with crooked teeth. This is evidence of poor development of craniofacial structures. Traditional orthodontic treatment such as extractions and braces after waiting for all permanent teeth to come through actually focus on moving teeth without treating the underlying cause for crooked teeth.

Modern research has shown that crowded teeth, incorrect jaw development and other orthodontic problems are not caused by big teeth and small jaws or genetic factors. Rather, it is due to poor myofunctional habits (poor oral habits) like mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking that can be evident since the first years of life.

The craniofacial structures develop correctly only when children have the following 4 patterns for straight teeth:

1. Lips together at rest

2. Tongue resting at the roof of the mouth

3. Breathing through the nose (NOT the mouth!)

4. Correct swallowing method (No lip/cheek movement)

Here at Prestige Dental Care, we provide early intervention options for children that improve the underlying cause of crooked teeth with Myobrace therapy.

What Myobrace therapy does:

Corrects poor oral habits

Develops & aligns the jaws

Straightens the teeth

Optimises facial development

Improves overall health

Promotes healthy eating habits

How does it do this?

By helping the child:

Breathe through the nose

Correct tongue resting position

Swallow correctly

Keep the lips together

MyoBraces Training

Training 1 – Resting Position, Correct Swallow, Breathing Awareness
Training 2 – Drinking, Paces, Remembering game
Training 3 – Lip training, Continuous drinking, Nose opening
Training 4 – Yawning, Water seal, Tongue clicks
Training 5 – Squirt water bottle, Skinny Tongue
Training 6 – Kick, Gargling, Straw drinking