Who doesn't want the best for their child?
Some people of the older generation had to suffer
Boy, have times changed! With the new technologies available, people - children in particular - have more options for their misaligned teeth to be treated and are achieving beautiful, healthy smiles.
More importantly, with options like Myobrace, treatment can be quick and easy. Plus, Myobrace can address any health issues caused by misaligned teeth. But the best part is,
This pre-orthodontics system is already being used worldwide by orthodontists and dentists. Unlike braces and retainers which must be used 24/7, Myobrace will only be used for 1 to 2 hours every day and overnight for effective results in correcting crooked teeth. However, this technique does not only focus on aligning the
Myobrace also addresses underlying issues associated with snoring, mouth breathing and clenching.
Say goodbye to overcrowding and crooked teeth! Contact us today for quality kids orthodontics in Mackay.
In the meantime, check out our handy brochure that gives you an overview of Myobrace.
Let us go more into the Myobrace System: It is proven to be effective in correcting poor teeth alignment and poor oral habits in children. It also corrects the underlying issues that originally caused the misalignment of the teeth.
Factors such as mouth breathing, tongue thrusting and incorrect swallowing all impact the form and function of the teeth. The Myobrace System is designed to address these root cause issues which impact on the look and form of your child's teeth, for long term health of the mouth and body.
This system was tested and developed over 20 years and the good news is, there's no need to wear braces at all! The Myobrace device provides light pressure on the hard palate which, over time, will allow the palate to reshape. Coupled with the Myobrace activities and correct tongue placement, the teeth align naturally to their designated position.
Watch the video below which explains how poor oral habits affect the way the teeth and jaws grow. It also explains how correcting these habits can not only align the teeth and jaws, but also allow your child to reach their full genetic potential.
For more information on how Myobrace works, please contact KIDS Mackay.
Myobrace is the new orthodontic approach of having no braces to straighten teeth and jaw.
Myobrace addresses any health issues caused by misaligned teeth. It also corrects the underlying issues that originally caused the misalignment of teeth. Factors such as mouth breathing, tongue thrusting and incorrect swallowing impact the form and function of the teeth.
See if it could help your child by booking an appointment online!
Did you know...
• 3 out of 4 children have crowded teeth and incorrectly developing jaws. These problems can be seen from a very early age.
• Crowded teeth, incorrect jaw development and related orthodontic problems are NOT caused by big teeth in a small jaw or hereditary factors.
• Incorrect Myofunctional Habits made up of Mouth Breathing, reverse swallowing, thumb sucking and tongue thrusting all contribute to a range of related issues.
• Incorrect jaw development is generally caused by allergies, asthma and open mouth breathing.
Getting braces with or without extraction does not address the underlying causes of crooked teeth. This is why once braces are removed, the teeth usually move and start to crowd up and misalign again. It is therefore important to understand that treatment with braces just by themselves will usually require the installation of retainers for the rest of the patient's life to prevent the teeth from moving.
Soft Tissue Dysfunction
We understand that some of this information can be overwhelming. That is why we want to help parents understand what the causes of crooked teeth are. In children, a normal upper jaw is formed when the tongue rests in the area between the upper teeth (the palate).
When the tongue is in this position, it counteracts the pressure of the cheeks. If the tongue is not maintained in the correct position, the teeth move inward and create crooked teeth and a narrow jaw.
If the lips and tongue are not functioning correctly, the crowded teeth and jaws will then create a misaligned jaw and crooked teeth. If the jaw shape and function are not correct, there is insufficient room for teeth in the mouth.
Some or all of these things can create other problems like anxiety, rob kids of confidence, and generally, make them feel unhappy.
Correcting the problems
Myobrace appliances and training approaches have been created to correct poor Myofunctional Habits in children by re-training the oral muscles. Here at
Of course, treatment with Myobrace is non-invasive and will promote happiness and confidence in your child.
Get the right knowledge and advice from the start with your Certified Myobrace Provider here at KIDS.
Contact us to make an appointment for an assessment.
Reverse swallowing, also known as a tongue thrust, is a Myofunctional Habit where the tongue protrudes through the anterior incisors during swallowing, speech and when the tongue is at rest.
The motion of this action reduces the space for the front and back teeth - including the wisdom teeth. If allowed to continue, this action can cause a reduction in the growth potential of the jaw and face during your child's growing years.
Correction of this Myofunctional Habit, using the Myobrace System, will allow the teeth, jaws and face to reach full genetic potential by encouraging the teeth to move into their correct position naturally.
For more information please contact our office.
Mouth breathing is unhealthy as it puts you at higher risk of:
This is because mouth breathing bypasses your body's main air filtration system - the nose! The nose acts as an 'air-conditioner' that filters and humidifies the air we breathe.
When you breathe through your mouth you drag large volumes of cold, unfiltered air containing viral and bacterial matter directly into the sensitive lung passages. This increases your chance of developing colds, coughs and/or chest infections.
Ever notice how the back of your throat feels a little sore when you're recovering your breath after a run? That's because, by reflex, we breathe through our mouths when running to try to regain our breath. This subjects the tonsils to heavy air filtration duties which they are not designed to undertake. In most cases, the tonsils will become swollen and inflamed as a result – which is not a comfortable result!
John Flutter Dental offer "Breathing Retraining Programs" for children and adults. At KIDS Mackay we can also undertake an assessment of the causes of your child's mouth breathing. Through the use of the Myobrace device and exercises, we will be able to correct the cause of your child's mouth breathing.
You can book an appointment online to find out more.
In recent decades the medical and dental professions have become more aware of Sleep Disorder Breathing (SDB) acting as a major contributor to a range of health problems.
In addition to having a negative impact on mood, energy levels, ability to regulate stress, behavioural problems and emotional well-being, severe sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea, have been associated with the causes of life-shortening events such as heart disease or stroke.
SDB characteristically occurs when the flow of air through the nose or mouth is obstructed during sleep. While this airflow obstruction is typically caused by relaxation and poor muscle tone around the throat and jaws, there are many other underlying causes of SDB.
The most common of these are chronic mouth breathing, poor diet, obesity and poor development of the jaws. Additionally, orthodontics with extractions can exacerbate breathing issues.
Mouth breathing is abnormal and is one of the causes of Sleep Disorder Breathing (SDB) problems. If a child breathes through their mouth the jaws will not develop forwards correctly.
Adults who have SDB will usually have underdeveloped jaws, which cause the tongue and lower jaw to restrict the airway. Therefore, it is important to re-learn to breathe correctly, through the nose, at all times so the lower jaw and tongue are held forward and the airway is kept open.
At KIDS Mackay, we can carry out an assessment of your child's breathing issues and, in consultation with your GP or sleep practitioner, we can correct your child's snoring. By using the Myobrace System we able to correct your child's mouth breathing or jaw development issue. By using the Myobrace activities your child will retrain their tongue and jaw muscles so as to promote a more natural breathing practice. In doing so your child will avoid a lifetime of snoring and disturbed sleep.
Book an appointment today to find out more.
Bruxism is the Myofunctional habit of clenching or grinding your teeth and it is most common at night.
The term clenching means tightly clamping your top and bottom teeth together, especially the back teeth. The stressful force of clenching causes pressure on the muscles, tissues and other structures around your jaw. This can lead to jaw joint disorders, jaw pain and soreness, headaches, earaches, damaged teeth and other problems. These symptoms are often collectively referred to as
Many people who clench also grind their teeth. Grinding is when you slide your teeth over each other, generally in a sideways, back-and-forth movement. This action may wear down your teeth and be noisy enough at night to bother sleeping partners. Like clenching, grinding can lead to jaw pain and other problems.
Bruxism can be caused generally by:
Presentation to a dentist or a doctor will be with headaches, facial pain, limited opening of the jaws, jaw noises (popping and clicking), Bruxism (grinding and clenching), worn teeth, broken teeth, night breathing disrupted by a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnoea, snoring etc.
It is important to understand that the head and the face are the monitors of the health of the body. The chewing muscles are in balance with the muscles in front of the neck and the muscles in the back of the neck. These muscles have a particular amount of activity and tone which is based on the stimulation it gets from the brain and the spinal cord (Central Nervous System). People clench, grind or both because of increased stimulation from the brain or spinal cord (Central Nervous System) which directly results from various amounts of pain, breathing dysfunction or anxiety leading to a breakdown of the toughest joint in the body.
People who grind their teeth use three times more force than a person who
Bruxism happens as a subconscious activity and therefore unawareness of the activity is common. People grind their teeth more when they are on their backs and they also suffer more sleep apnoea in that position.
The basic outline of treatment is to initially treat the cause of bruxism. The need for treating chronic pain, breathing and sleep disorders and anxiety is necessary to stop a person from bruxing.
Special orthotics/splints that are designed to maximise function and proper breathing, may have to be worn during the day and/or night. The treatment generally lasts for about 3 to 6 months. This is generally called the Phase 1 of treatment. If symptoms return then we need to go to Phase 2 of treatment that involves either orthodontics (braces,
In general practice, seven out of every ten patients improve dramatically after this treatment. If suffering from sleep disorders then the night orthotics may have to be worn for life to ensure that you continuously get the long, refreshing sleep you deserve.
Why not book an appointment online to see how KIDS Mackay can help your child eliminate Bruxism.
Headaches, facial and neck pain, and many other symptoms can be caused by Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder. These symptoms may only have started recently, or could potentially have caused discomfort for many years.
The symptoms of TMJ disorder can differ from patient to patient, making diagnosis troublesome.
Many people suffer from TMJ Disorder for years without
The Temporomandibular Joints (TMJs) are the jaw joints connecting the lower jaw (mandible) to the head
You can locate your TM joints by pressing your fingertips immediately in front of your ear on each side of the area just in front of the ear canal. If you have TMJ disorder this may be painful and some clicking in the joint is often present.
TMJ Disorder has a wide variety of symptoms which affect the head, ears, eyes and neck.
Pain and discomfort in the head, jaw and neck are very common symptoms of TMJ Disorder. These symptoms may be resolved with very simple solutions, but often treatment can seem very complex and frustrating for both patient and Doctor. Understanding that the 'bite' could be the problem can be a foreign concept to many people. This field of craniomandibular dentistry has however been around for nearly a century.
Myobrace can help rid you of your TMJ Disorder. By the wearing the Myobrace appliance and engaging with the Myobrace activities, your jaw can be strengthened and reshaped so as to make chewing, swallowing and even talking more comfortable and natural.
For more information about TMJ Disorder or see how KIDS Mackay can help you with your TMJ Disorder please contact our office.
Myobrace is highly recommended for children from 4 years of age, as this is
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Three out of every four children have crowded teeth and incorrectly developing jaws. These problems are evident from as early as four years of age.
The optimal treatment age using the Myobrace System is from six to ten years of
Modern research has shown that mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking (all of which are known as incorrect
In the past Children Dentists or Orthodontists do not recommend any treatment before the age of 13; rather advising patients and parents to wait until all permanent teeth are present, and to then treat with braces and extractions. But braces and extractions do not address the real causes of crooked teeth and quite often once they are removed, the teeth crowd up again.
Myobrace for Kids™ corrects the true causes of crooked teeth as soon as the problems are evident, while the child's biological adaptability is greatest in their younger years. Improving these
If you are concerned that your child is suffering from one of the above
Once the permanent teeth are present in the teenage years, the Myobrace System becomes less effective than if treatment was started during childhood. Because the longer you've had poor myofunctional habits, the more difficult they are to correct. Treatment with the Myobrace System can still work for teenagers when combined with arch expansion. The sooner treatment is started the better because the longer the poor myofunctional habits are in place the more likely additional alignment with braces may be required.
The Myobrace for Teens™ is a no-braces alternative to straightening teeth. Treatment involves using a series of removable orthodontic appliances combined with daily exercises to train the oral muscles and produce straighter teeth and a healthier, better-looking smile.
The underlying cause of crooked teeth is poor muscle function which is often created by poor myofunctional habits. Mouth breathing, swallowing incorrectly, and overactive facial muscles can all contribute to an unhealthy jaw and teeth. Once these habits are improved, straightening the teeth becomes a much more simple process.
Myobrace treatment is simple. It does not involve wearing braces or using complex and uncomfortable dental appliances 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wearing a Myobrace appliance for one to two hours each day and while sleeping, combined with a few simple and effective exercises each day, is all it takes to make your teen's smile as healthy as possible.
To find out more please contact our office.
Many adults would like straighter teeth and an improved smile. But they are also worried that some of the more traditional orthodontic solutions are not suitable for them, whether for social or professional reasons or due to personal preference. Many may even have had braces but their teeth have crowded up again.
Research shows that after by 15 years of age, when all permanent teeth are present and the jaws have stopped growing, the bone around the teeth is hardened. Dental work on older patients' teeth can make them more prone to damage from orthodontic appliances. In traditional adult orthodontic treatment, all of these factors can contribute to less stable results and likely long-term or permanent retainers being required if poor oral habits have not been corrected.
Myobrace for Adults™ works to align the teeth and correct the poor oral habits (also known as myofunctional habits) that are the real causes of crooked teeth and poor jaw growth. This process can straighten teeth without the need for complex retainers or braces.
If you suffer from a clicking jaw, frequent head or neck pain, or grind your teeth, then you may have a
To find out more please contact our office.
When it comes to getting on the road to a lifetime of good health for your child, it's easy with our simple approach.
Step A - Discussion about your needs
At the first consultation, we will provide you with an overview of the Myobrace treatment approach for your child. Each treatment is designed for your child and we want you to ask all those questions you have been dying to ask!
We are then able to take your child's clinical records that allow us to commence treatment by determining his or her specific needs. The clinical records that will be taken may include impressions, photographs and x-rays if required.
Step B – Discuss your Treatment Plan and Options
When you visit us for your second consultation we will discuss your child's treatment plan that has been prepared by your Practitioner specifically for him or her. We will discuss with you the treatment time frame, the Myobrace appliances required, along with treatment costs and payment plan options.
Step C – Receive your Myobrace Appliance
Your child's third visit with us is where we start his or her journey for a healthy start to life. At this consultation, they will be fitted with their first Myobrace appliance. And he or she will also start the educational program. This is where the fun really begins!
Step D – Regular appointments
To achieve the best results it is essential that your child wears their Myobrace appliance each day and overnight. They will get a series of exercises to do and we will check on their progress at each regular follow-up appointment. We will also check the progress of their movement with the Myobrace Appliance.
We want to give your child the best start to a healthy life! We are here with you for every step of the way to make sure you have the confidence and knowledge to make informed decisions about your child's health.
As part of your child's treatment, you will be required to download your Myobrace App. This help keeps your child on track with a range of exercises that we will be undertaken during the treatment. You will get a Customised Myobrace App.
Contact us today to make an appointment for an assessment.
Poor myofunctional habits, such as incorrect swallowing and breathing through the mouth, are the major causes of misaligned teeth and poor jaw development.
Research has shown that the correction of these poor myofunctional habits improves facial and dental development, allowing for a better smile and more comfortable day-to-day life.
The Myobrace Treatment plan will strengthen jaw muscles, straighten crooked teeth and correct any poor myofunctional habits. Completion of the Myobrace Treatment plan will not only give patients straightened teeth but can also provide long-term improved health benefits, including improved sleep, improved breathing and overall better health.
To find out more contact our office.
Refer a friend or family member for Myobrace and you both get rewarded!
Here at KIDS, we love having patients, just like you, to care for.
If you have a friend or family member who you think deserves all the benefits of Myobrace, we welcome you to refer them to the team at KIDS so that we can take care of them.
When you refer a friend or family member and they accept the Myobrace Treatment Plan, you will receive $200 credit and they will receive $50 credit as well.*
There are two easy ways to get the Smile Rewards you deserve.
1) Click here to send us the details of your friends or family who you believe will be interested in receiving a Complimentary Consultation Invite for Myobrace. We will send them an email on your behalf inviting them to come and see us and mention they will get a $50 credit when they accept the Myobrace Treatment. You will then receive a credit of $200 on your account.
2) Click here for us to send you an Introduction Email (with your name on it) that you can forward to your friends and family who you think would love to experience the benefits of Myobrace. When they present this email at the time of Consultation and then take up the Myobrace Treatment Plan, they will receive $50 credit and you will be credited $200 to your account.
*Terms and Conditions of the Myobrace Smile Rewards Program
For the Referrer: The referee $200 credit cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and will only be redeemed for dental services at a KIDS - Healthy Kids Nurtured by Nature practice in Mackay. The $200 credit will be applied to the account of the person that is having the treatment undertaken at the point when the Myobrace Treatment Plan has been accepted and deposit has been applied. Referral Reward is not transferable to other patients outside of the family of patients that are currently being treated at KIDS - Healthy Kids Nurtured by Nature. Credit cannot be exchanged for cash or used for product purchase.
For the Referee: The referral $50 credit cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and will only be redeemed for dental services at a KIDS - Healthy Kids Nurtured by Nature practice in Mackay. The $50 credit will be applied to the account of the person that is having the treatment undertaken at the point when the Myobrace Treatment Plan has been accepted and deposit has been applied. Referral Reward is not transferable to other patients. Credit cannot be exchanged for cash or used for product purchase.
It is a common belief that crowded teeth, incorrect jaw development and other orthodontic problems are caused by either large teeth in small jaws or other hereditary factors.
Modern research has shown that mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking - known as incorrect myofunctional habits - are the real causes of incorrect jaw development. Allergies, asthma and an open mouth posture can also contribute towards jaws developing incorrectly.
Bottle feeding, thumb sucking, and dummies during the early stages of a child's life can also contribute to the problem.
at KIDS Mackay we can show you how to correct these poor myofunctional habits early before they cause problems down the track. Alternatively, if your child has started to develop crooked teeth, we can still show you how to correct the poor myofunctional habits, however, your child may still need assistance from the Myobrace system.
Myobrace treatment involves using a series of appliances which have the proven dual function of correcting habits that cause poor dental development, while also providing light forces to align the teeth into their natural position. This technique is now used by practitioners in more than 100 countries worldwide. However, KIDS Mackay is the ONLY practice in the greater central/northern Queensland region offering the Myobrace treatment plan!
Treatment works in two phases. The first involves wearing a Myobrace appliance for one to two hours each day and overnight while sleeping. The second is a series of 'myofunctional exercises' (also known as Trainer Activities) which are to be completed daily. This is all it takes for a real change to occur.
The exercises work to strengthen the tongue and jaw muscles. These strengthened muscles help to relieve pressure on the gums and teeth. The Myobrace device, through gentle pressure, helps to reshape and potentially widen the palate. Both the device and the exercises also help to correct tongue posture so as to create more space for the teeth to realign and straighten.
The total time required for a 'month by month' basis for Myobrace is usually comparable to the time required for treatment with braces. But instead of being fixed to the teeth, Myobrace appliances are removable and require just one to two hours of use each day plus overnight while sleeping.
More information can be found in 'The Advantages over traditional methods' page on this website.
The Myobrace System is a bit like a training program. Like study or sport, daily commitment and persistence are required to obtain the best results. It also depends on the patient's inherent biology for change - therefore sometimes the results are rapid and other times it may take more perseverance.
For more information on treatment for adults please click here.
Old habits die hard, so the sooner the training program starts the better!
To get started with Myobrace please book an appointment by clicking here.
Normally the cost of Myobrace Treatment is comparable to braces.
An exact fee structure will be presented upon evaluation and consultation, however, treatment fees may vary depending on the number of visits required, the patient's responsiveness with the device, how well the patient performs the activities prescribed to them, and how quickly the patient responds to the treatment.
If treatment is started while the patient is younger, generally treatment will cost less than if left untreated for several years. This is because younger patients jaw bones are easier to mould and correct as they have not yet hardened with age.
To get started with treatment, please book an appointment by clicking here.
No. Although over the first few days there may be a small amount of sensitivity, after a few days of treatment this sensitivity should cease.
Most of the Myobrace treatment is carried out in our office at 6 Discovery Lane, Mackay.
Initial consultations and follow-ups may be carried out in our various other offices in Central Queensland. To find out if this service is offered at your local practice please contact us.
The best time to begin treatment is while the patient is still growing and the first permanent teeth appear (around 6 to 10 years of age).
If poor myofunctional habits are discovered early, it is best to start treatment immediately before those habits can cause too much damage to the jaw structure.
Patients over 15 years can be treated but problems/habits causing the crooked teeth are often more difficult to change, and will likely be a long process.
To begin treatment, please book online.
The aim of Myobrace treatment is not just to have straight teeth, but also to remove the bad influences on the patient's dental and facial development. As a result of improving poor muscular habits, patients can experience better facial development and achieve their full genetic potential.
Other health benefits include improved posture, fewer allergies, fewer problems with the teeth, mouth and jaw joints (TMJ). Patients can also expect to experience improved breathing and improved sleep.
To get started on a better, healthier life for your child, book an appointment now.
For the best result, the appliances must be worn daily for 1 to 2 hours plus overnight while sleeping.
As well as wearing the appliance you may need to perform a few simple activities that re-train the oral muscles and help motivate you to improve your overall treatment outcome.
If the patient refuses to wear the Myobrace appliance then the treatment will be extremely ineffective as the success of Myobrace is through wearing the appliance. This will be reinforced with the patient at the first consultation.
Myobrace is not an alternative form of orthodontics. It is a treatment for underlying causes of crooked teeth and poor muscular habits of the mouth and face. Therefore we cannot stress enough how important it is to wear the appliance.
During the Myobrace treatment, we will closely monitor the stability of treatment.
Normally if the myofunctional problems are corrected, the teeth will stay in position. However, if there is some movement of the teeth after treatment it is important that you contact us.
To date, there have been no reported harmful side effects from the Myobrace treatment.
We review our patient's progress regularly to ensure the muscle improvements are progressing and that changes in alignment of teeth and jaws are being supported by the surrounding muscle structures. During these consultations, we also take time to ensure that there is no irritation caused by the appliance.
If there are any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
Some limitations do exist. The Myobrace System requires daily use over an extended period of time and therefore non-compliant patients will not achieve a satisfactory result.
Age is also a significant factor as the older the patient is, the more difficult it is to change habits and move the teeth. Patients with extremely crooked teeth and jaw discrepancies, which stop said patient from physically holding the Myobrace appliance in their mouth, can limit treatment possibilities.
Complete nasal obstruction can also make Myobrace treatment difficult.
There may be other limiting factors and so it's best to speak with a our Myobrace Practitioner if you have any concerns.
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