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6. How it Works

The MYOBRACE® is made with a soft, silicone material with tooth slots to align each tooth. A harder inner core then actively develops the jaw, making more space for crowded teeth. In addition it has a tongue tag, lip bumpers and dual arch to re-train the tongue, lips and breathing pattern, which improves its effectiveness and helps the teeth to move into a permanent natural position with less chance of relapse.

The MYOBRACE® is designed to fill an active role in the orthodontic treatment for children and parents who want to avoid braces and extractions. The treatment works best when started BEFORE the permanent teeth come in between ages 9 and 11 years (late mixed dentition).

With daily use of 2 hours per day and overnight, the MYOBRACE® is a viable alternative to braces for the compliant patient. It can be combined with other appliances like the BENT WIRE SYSTEM and even fixed braces afterwards to obtain final tooth alignment in difficult cases if needed.

Tips for best results with the MYOBRACE®

  • Keep your mouth closed and lips together when the MYOBRACE® is in place.
  • The tongue should touch the Tongue Tag at all times.
  • The MYOBRACE® may fall out at night, which is normal, so persevere. If night-time use is not possible, increase daytime use.
  • Both daytime and night-time uses are important for success. The longer you wear the appliance, the more effective it is. The minimum period of use is 6 to 12 months as advised by your Dentist or Orthodontist, and regular visits are important to monitor progress.
The MYOBRACE® must be used under close professional supervision.

More Information

1. Design Objectives
2. Technical Information
3. Braces vs The MYOBRACE® System
4. Case Studies
5. Patient Selection
6. How it Works