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3. Braces vs The MYOBRACE® System

The MYOBRACE® simultaneously develops the jaw, aligns the teeth, and treats the tongue and oral muscular (myofunctional) habits which cause the orthodontic problems. Required use is just two hours daily, plus overnight while sleeping.

Braces are an effective method to straighten teeth and unlike the MYOBRACE® do not require patient compliance. However, because fixed braces cannot effectively develop the jaws, extraction of multiple permanent teeth is often required. Commonly reported problems associated with full fixed braces include enamel and root damage.

Stability remains a problem, as research shows that when the braces and retainers are removed the teeth most commonly crowd up again over time, even if extractions of up to eight permanent teeth are performed.

Because the MYOBRACE® treats the causes as well as the dental and jaw alignment, the results are more permanent, particularly if the treatment is started before the permanent teeth are all present in the mouth.

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