Trangstilling i et barns mund er ikke bare et symptom, men et advarselstegn på, at barnets kæbe og ansigt ikke udvikles korrekt. Med mere end 25 års omfattende forsning, har Myofunctional Research Co. (MRC) kunne bevise, hvorfor så mange børn har trangstilling. De største syndere som er årsag til trangstilling, er dårlige orale vaner, såsom vejrtrækning og forkert synjeteknink, kombineret med de kræfter vi har i tungen, kinderne og læberne. Ortodonti Service A/S er eneforhandler af MyoBrace i Danmark.
The Treatment Stages
Myobrace® treatment starts with the habit correction and works through a combination of three or more appliances to correct the causes of orthodontic problems and align the teeth as they grow into the mouth. Treatment can begin as soon as the poor myofunctional habits are recognised however, older children have had more time for the incorrect habits and wrong growth patterns to establish, which can require extra effort for a successful treatment outcome. With good compliance, excellent results can be achieved.
There are typically four stages of treatment with Myobrace® involving: habit correction, arch development, dental alignment and then retention.
Stage 1 - Habit Correction
The first stage of Myobrace® treatment is Habit Correction and it involves teaching the patient to breathe through the nose instead of the mouth, retraining the tongue to rest in the correct position, swallow the right way and keep the lips together when not eating or speaking. By focusing on correcting these oral habits that are causing crooked teeth and poor jaw growth, the child will have the best possible chance to grow their jaws to their proper and full size which allows the teeth to come in straight and often eliminates the need for braces later on.
Stage 2 – Arch Development
Along with habit correction, additional arch development may be required to widen the upper jaw allowing sufficient space for the teeth and tongue. Children with underdeveloped jaws over 7 years of age can be recommended to use appliances and techniques in combination with The Myobrace®System such as the Biobloc or Farrell Bent Wire System™ (BWS™) to achieve additional jaw development which will speed up the treatment process. The Myolay™ is suitable for the younger age groups and is used in conjunction the Myobrace®.
Stage 3 – Dental Alignment
At the stage when the last of the permanent teeth are erupting, the Myobrace®for Teens is used to align the teeth into their natural position.
Due to the nature of removable appliances, compliance is essential. The Myobrace® appliances must be worn every day and overnight while sleeping. Patient co-operation and motivation is paramount when it comes to achieving optimal results. Depending on the child's individual requirements and compliance, final alignment may involve treatment with braces.
If the teeth need further alignment, braces can still be used for a much shorter period of time which can be combined with the Myobrace® for Braces to provide optimal results.
Stage 4 – Retention
Retention is the final stage of Myobrace® treatment and aims to ensure good oral habits are maintained, often preventing the need to wear a permanent retainer or wire for an extended period of time.
Once braces are removed a retainer is usually required to prevent relapse from occurring. With good compliance and providing the correct oral habits are maintained, Myobrace® treatment allows for more stable orthodontic results and improved overall health.