Myobrace/Myofunctional Therapy

Myobrace/Myofunctional Therapy

Myobrace, also known as Myofunctional Therapy, is a specialized orthodontic treatment that focuses on correcting poor oral habits and improving overall oral function. This therapy addresses improper tongue posture, mouth breathing, and incorrect swallowing patterns, which can contribute to malocclusion (misalignment of teeth) and other orthodontic problems.

By retraining the muscles of the face and mouth, Myobrace helps patients achieve proper oral posture and function, leading to improved facial development, healthier teeth and gums, and better oral health. It is an essential component of orthodontic care as it targets the underlying causes of dental issues, promoting long-term stability and optimal patient outcomes.

The Applications of Myobrace and Myofunctional Therapy

Correcting Malocclusion

Malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth and jaws, is a common orthodontic issue that can lead to various dental problems and affect overall oral function. Myobrace and myofunctional Therapy are highly effective in correcting malocclusion by addressing the underlying muscular imbalances and poor oral habits that contribute to misalignment. By retraining the muscles of the face and mouth, these therapies promote proper oral posture and alignment, resulting in a harmonious and functional bite.

Addressing Mouth Breathing

Mouth breathing is a prevalent issue that can harm oral health, facial development, and overall well-being. Myobrace and myofunctional therapy target mouth breathing by encouraging nasal breathing and improving tongue posture. By strengthening the tongue muscles and promoting nasal breathing, these therapies help alleviate mouth-breathing habits, leading to improved respiratory function and oral health. Contact us today!

Improving Speech and Swallowing Patterns

Speech and swallowing disorders are often associated with poor oral habits and dysfunctional muscle patterns. Myobrace and myofunctional therapy address these issues by retraining the muscles involved in speech production and swallowing. By promoting proper tongue posture, lip seal, and swallowing patterns, these therapies can improve speech clarity, articulation, and swallowing efficiency, enhancing overall communication and oral function.

Enhancing Facial Development

Proper facial development is essential for oral health, aesthetics, and function. Myobrace and myofunctional therapy in Lemoore, CA, promote optimal facial development by addressing underlying muscle imbalances and poor oral habits. By encouraging proper oral posture and muscular function, these therapies support healthy facial growth and development, improving facial aesthetics and function.

Preventing Orthodontic Relapse

Orthodontic relapse, or the tendency for teeth to shift back to their original positions after orthodontic treatment, is a common concern for many patients. Myobrace and myofunctional therapy help prevent orthodontic relapse by addressing the underlying muscular imbalances and poor oral habits that contribute to malocclusion. By promoting proper oral posture and function, these therapies support the stability of orthodontic treatment outcomes, reducing the likelihood of relapse over time.

The Procedure of Myobrace and Myofunctional Therapy

The journey towards orthodontic correction by Myobrace and myofunctional therapy begins with an initial assessment by the orthodontist in Lemoore, CA. During this consultation, the practitioner will thoroughly examine the patient's oral health, including assessing the alignment of the teeth, facial structure, and muscle function. This assessment helps determine whether the patient is suitable for Myobrace and myofunctional therapy and enables the practitioner to tailor the treatment plan to the individual's specific needs. 

Following the initial assessment, a customized treatment plan is developed based on the patient's unique orthodontic issues and goals. This plan may include a combination of Myobrace appliances, myofunctional exercises, and other therapeutic interventions designed to address poor oral habits and muscle imbalances. The practitioner will explain the treatment process in detail, including the expected duration of treatment and the steps involved in achieving optimal results.

Once the treatment plan is established, the patient will undergo the fitting of Myobrace appliances. These appliances are custom made to fit comfortably in the mouth and are designed to encourage proper oral posture and muscle function. Depending on the specific orthodontic issues being addressed, the patient may wear a series of Myobrace appliances throughout treatment, gradually guiding the teeth into their desired positions and promoting natural facial development.

In conjunction with Myobrace appliances, patients undergoing myofunctional therapy will also participate in myofunctional exercises and activities designed to retrain the muscles of the face and mouth. These exercises target poor oral habits such as mouth breathing, incorrect swallowing patterns, and improper tongue posture, promoting optimal muscle function and oral posture. Myofunctional therapy plays a crucial role in enhancing the effectiveness of Myobrace treatment and achieving long-term stability and optimal outcomes. 

Throughout Myobrace and myofunctional therapy, patients will receive ongoing monitoring and adjustments from our orthodontist at Dr. Riemer Dental Group. Regular checkup appointments allow the practitioner to assess progress, make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan, and provide guidance and support to the patient. This ensures that the treatment remains on track and that the patient achieves the desired results promptly and effectively.

Myobrace and myofunctional therapy can provide a wide range of benefits that go beyond traditional orthodontic treatment. From correcting underlying causes and promoting natural facial development to enhancing oral health and preventing orthodontic relapse, these innovative therapies provide holistic solutions for achieving a healthier, more attractive smile. If you or your child are experiencing orthodontic issues, visit Dr. Riemer Dental Group at 446 C St, Lemoore, CA 93245, or call (559) 924-2520 to explore the potential benefits of Myobrace and myofunctional therapy.

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