Like adults, children can development issues with the alignment of their smiles. Without treatment, teeth that crowd, overlap, or are crooked can mean more than just issues with the smile’s appearance. Fortunately, we have a unique treatment option to help kids at a very young age, even if their smiles are still developing.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Myobrace®
Question: What causes misalignment?
Answer: An uneven smile can form a number of reasons, including as a result of premature tooth loss or injury to the face or jaw. However, in children this is often as a result of issues with the growth and development of the jaw and oral tissues. By offering treatment at a young age, we can often limit the amount of time extensive orthodontics will be required.
Question: How does uneven teeth impact oral health?
Answer: When we have misalignment, then pressure can be placed on our jaw joints, leading to a greater risk of teeth grinding or TMJ disorder. Issues with the development of oral tissues can also make the onset of sleep disorders more likely. Finally, children may have difficulty thoroughly brushing and flossing uneven smiles, which can lead to a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Question: How does the Myobrace work?
Answer: Children will wear a custom-made oral appliance. The appliance will be removable and guide the development of oral tissues. Limiting the severity of misalignment. The appliance will fit comfortably and the dentist will discuss the ways to properly wear and maintain the device.
Question: Will my kid still need braces?
Answer: For some children, this can eliminate the need for orthodontics. Others will not require as extensive a level of treatment once they reach their teen years.
Does Your Child Have Misalignment?
At Lawson Family Dentistry, we can help address with smile alignment, helping your child enjoy good oral health and a beautiful smile. 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.