alternative to braces

Discovering an Alternative to Braces

Dr Devine Orthodontics

alternative to bracesServing Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN

Millions of Americans seek orthodontic treatment to straighten their crooked teeth. Having straight, well-aligned teeth not only makes you feel better about your smile, but it also improves your oral health. It’s easier to keep your teeth clean, and you avoid potential problems like a misaligned bite or misaligned jaws. For years, straightening teeth meant getting braces. In recent years, treatment systems using clear aligners have become more popular. What if your child could achieve straighter teeth without the need for braces or transparent aligners? Devine Dentistry now offers the Myobrace® system and wants to explain why this method of treatment is superior in several ways to braces.

Here’s how Myobrace® works

Myobrace® consists of wearing a series of removable oral appliances. You only have to wear these appliances while you sleep, and then for just an hour during the day. You also will need to perform a regimen of exercises known as Myobrace® activities, which may include specific breathing and swallowing exercises, as well as movements to work the lips, cheeks, and mouth muscles.

Braces have been the standard method of orthodontic treatment for many decades, but they aren’t always everyone’s first choice for achieving straighter teeth. Here are the reasons why braces aren’t something kids look forward to.

It’s difficult to keep your teeth clean

Your enamel is the outer layer of your tooth structure and serves as a vital barrier protecting your tooth against decay and injury. When someone gets braces, the brackets are bonded to their teeth, and the enamel is etched to make for a stronger bond. Keeping your teeth clean when wearing braces can be difficult, leading to enamel decay around the brackets and behind wires, which are difficult to clean.

Orthodontic relapse may occur

Relapse often occurs after orthodontic treatment mostly because the patient doesn’t adhere to their dentist’s recommendation of wearing a retainer following treatment. Once braces are removed, patients are prescribed a retainer, which is intended to be worn to prevent orthodontic relapse. Even using a method of treatment that involves clear aligners also may lead to relapse unless a retainer is worn as prescribed.

Myobrace® is different

The philosophy and principles of Myobrace® represent a welcomed change that avoids the pitfalls that braces can cause. Myobrace® starts by correcting the negative myofunctional habits that lead to crooked teeth; this course of treatment can begin for your child even at the age of three or four and may prevent the need for orthodontic treatment during adolescence. By complying with every aspect of Myobrace® and maintaining the positive habits that developed during the initial stage, you can expect more stable results with far less risk of relapse.

Myobrace® in Nashville

Our dentists Dr. Brian Devine and Dr. Russell Mack, have completed the requisite training to offer Myobrace® to our patients in the areas of Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville in Tennessee. To find out more, schedule your consultation at Devine Dentistry today by calling (615) 269-4209.