Myobrace® is a pre-orthodontic treatment to avoid the need for traditional braces. Often, children breathe with their mouth, or have incorrect tongue positioning. The incorrect tongue positioning can prevent a child’s jaw from growing properly. Consequently, the child’s jaw will be too narrow.
A narrow jaw may result in children breathing through their mouth, known as sleep disordered breathing. Because, the child’s face is not growing forward as intended. A child’s face needs to grow forward for them to have a fully grown airway. Certain types of orthodontic treatment may stunt the growth of a child’s face. Dr. Dillard specializes in treating Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) in toddlers without invasive surgery.
Here’s a great video that explains how a child’s face needs to grow forward to have a fully grown airway.
If you are self-conscious about misaligned, overcrowded, or gapped teeth, Invisalign can straighten your smile in a comfortable and inconspicuous manner. During treatment, you will wear a series of custom-made, clear aligners that straighten your teeth over the course of several months. Every six weeks or so, Dr. Dillard can evaluate your progress to ensure that your smile is transitioning correctly. So whether you want to fix a chipped tooth or get a complete smile makeover, we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our Carrollton dental office today.
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