It is a pre-orthodontic alternative that allows the correction of teeth and jaw misalignment without the use of braces. The use of a series of removable myofunctional appliances and oral myofunctional exercises are the basic components of this minimally invasive approach.
“Myofunctional orthodontics provides support to help eliminate dysfunctional oral habits that may limit ideal oral-facial growth and function. Lip seal, nasal breathing, good postural habits and functional swallowing are the major goals to achieve in our program. Among other benefits, just by stopping mouth breathing overall health can also be improved. With adequate compliance, case after case shows that myofunctional orthodontics produces stable dental arch development and teeth get naturally straighter. Therefore, for the majority of our patients, braces are not needed.
But remember, compliance is key for best results!”