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Myobrace system

A new treatment system to avoid the use of conventional orthodontic braces following extraction. more of an orthodontic presentation but has a high scope in pedodontics too.

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Myobrace system

  1. 1. WHAT IS MYOBRACE SYSTEM ? • It is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for extraction followed by braces but by unlocking natural growth and development of the child. • This system involves the provision of a series of removable appliances to children of very young age. • Children of age 3 to 15 years old are eligible for this treatment
  2. 2. WHAT IT DOES ? Breaks poor oral habits.  Helps in development of the Jaws Straightens the teeth Optimises facial development Improves overall health Promotes healthy eating habits
  3. 3. THE TREATMENT PROCESS: 1.Habit Correction 2.Arch Development 3. Dental Alignment 4. Retention
  4. 4. 1. HABIT CORRECTION • The chief cause of malocclusion are bad oral habits such as : * Tongue thrusting * Mouth Breathing * Wrong Swallowing pattern * Thumb sucking * Bruxism * Nail or lip biting etc •There are many Habit breaking appliances available to correct the above Habits …but the Myobrace habit breaking appliance is unique in a way it combines the action and provides better results
  5. 5. The Myobrace Habit Breaker  Maintains the tongue in correct position inside the oral cavity  Avoids mouth breathing  Corrects Swallowing pattern  Avoids unwanted extra oral muscular forces on the dentition
  6. 6. 2. ARCH DEVELOPMENT Combination of the Myobrace appliance with Arch expanders like Biobloc Or BWS ( Bent wire system) Children over 7 years of age who has under developed jaws are recommended to be treated using this technique Regular use and activation of this appliance expands the narrow developing arch thereby preventing crowding.
  7. 7. 3. DENTAL ALIGNMENT  This is done during the eruption of last permanent teeth This Myobrace appliance for teens aligns the teeth into their natural position If the teeth need further alignment, braces can still be used for a much shorter period of time which can be combined with the myobrace for braces for optimal results
  8. 8. 4. retention Final stage of myobrace treatment and aims to ensure good oral habits are maintained Prevents relapse and avoids the need for a fixed retainer for an extended period of time
  9. 9. DIreCTION OF USE o Since myobrace treatment involves a series of removable appliance patient compliance is essential for effective results o The appliances must be worn 1 to 2 hrs a day and especially during sleep at night. o Following the instructions of the dentist and proper periodic reviews are essential
  10. 10. OTHER BENEFITS IN THE MYOBRACE SYSTEM The Myobrace treatment system not only focuses on the development of jaws and alignment of the dentition but also the overall health of the child in few ways : The treatment process includes Diet Counselling which improves the nutritional status of the child Sleep Disordered Breathing or Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious condition in paediatric patients causing many hazardous effects
  11. 11. Myobrace appliances allows the jaws to attain its natural growth and positions the tongue It also prevents mouth breathing there by correcting the Airway dysfunction. Thus, the Myobrace system improves the overall health of kid including better memory conception as studies show sleep apnea diminishes memory.
  12. 12. That’s it ? THERE IS MORE !  Myofuctional appliance for patients suffering from SDB or OSA  Can be used by both paediatric and adult patients  It positions the tongue and allows forward placement of the mandible thereby correcting the airway dysfunction.  There are more such appliances available to focus on specific problems eg. Myobrace for TMJ etc
  13. 13. CONCLUSION • Myobrace system straightens the teeth in a natural way avoiding a regular orthodontic treatment • Myobrace system improves the systemic health of a child by correcting hazardous habits • It is the role and responsibility of a dentist to analyse the growth and development of a child and provide appropriate preventive treatment as early as possible.

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