Can Myobrace® Improve My Child’s Alignment?

When we see your child every six months, we perform a thorough examination. During this visit, we look for indicators of common issues, such as tooth decay or gingivitis. We also look for signs of misalignment or issues with tooth eruption that could lead to an uneven smile later in life. If we discover indicators that poor alignment is in your child’s future, we may suggest a unique treatment option. Can Myobrace® improve your child’s alignment?

Frequently Asked Questions About Myobrace®

Question: What causes misalignment?

Answer: A variety of factors can lead to crowded, crooked, or overlapping teeth. For example, premature tooth loss can impact how the permanent teeth erupt, making the onset of misalignment more likely. The way the jaw develops and the teeth erupt can also lead to alignment issues. We will assess the factors behind your child’s smile problems before we prescribe treatment.

Question: How does Myobrace® work?

Answer: First off, your children won’t need to wear brackets and arch wires during treatment. Instead of metal races treatment involves a removable oral appliance. The device helps correct the underlying issues behind misalignment, reducing the amount of time they may need to wear braces in the future. When worn as recommended, the device can be very helpful in improving your child’s smile alignment.

Question: What happens without treatment?

Answer: The device is designed to reduce the need for braces, or the amount of time they will need to be worn, in the future. So, without them, your children may require a substantially longer period of wearing metal orthodontics. Treatment can be more difficult as well. If you have any questions about our approach to children’s dentistry, then please contact our office today.

Is Myobrace® Right for Your Child?

At Lawson Family Dentistry, we can use this unique orthodontic treatment to help treat underlying issues that lead to misalignment. Dr. Lawson and her team proudly welcome patients of all ages from Urbandale, IA, as well as Johnston, Grimes, Waukee, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, please call our Urbandale office today at (515) 278-4366.


Do You Have An Uneven Smile?

Dr. Lawson and our team want to help you enjoy a more even and healthy smile. To learn more about our clear and esthetically-pleasing orthodontic solutions, schedule a consultation by:

calling our dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.

We also serve residents of Waukee, Grimes, Johnston, and Clive, IA.

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