What is Myobrace?

Who doesn't want the best for their child?

Some people of the older generation had to suffer with badly formed teeth. Those who could afford it would have the only choice of orthodontics in the form of braces which consisted of steel bands wrapped around individual teeth! Then there was the long wait for treatment to be completed, with accompanied taunts of "metal mouth", "tin teeth" or other unattractive names.

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, children become more confident and happy!

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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 teeth, but also targets the root causes of dental misalignment and underdeveloped jaws.

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.

How Does Myobrace Work?

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.  

What does Myobrace address?

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!

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Who is Myobrace Suitable for?

Myobrace is highly recommended for children from 4 years of age, as this is the perfect time where they are still growing and where corrections can still be done. Our specialised children's dentistry team at KIDS is ready to help your child get the smile they deserve.

Why not book an appointment today?

Treatment Steps

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. 

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Contact us today to make an appointment for an assessment.

What you need to know

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. 

Share Smiles and get your Myobrace rewarded

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.

Complimentary Consultation Invite

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.

Introduction Email

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.

That's sure to make you Smile

*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. 

To find out more please contact us or book an appointment so we can show you. 

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. 

To find out more please contact our office or book an appointment online

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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