It is an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments that allows the correction of orthodontic problems (malocclusion) without the use of braces at a wider age range. The use of a series of removable appliances (Myobrace®) and myofunctional exercises are the basic components of this treatment approach.
Plenty of scientific research have shown that the major cause for malocclusion is soft tissue dysfunction. In contrast to traditional orthodontics with braces, in myofunctional orthodontics we assist the patient in the correction of the bad oral habits that contribute to poor oral-facial development.
Furthermore, myofunctional orthodontic techniques can be used even with braces if for any reason this is the patient’s preference, or in cases that we consider they could be useful due to specific circumstances. However, because of the potential enamel and root damage that may arise with the use of braces, we recommend to avoid their use whenever possible.