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Myobrace for children

Does your child suffer from a crowded mouth or crooked teeth?  Find out more about how Appledore can help.

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Myobrace for children in Milton Keynes

When would children need Myobrace?

When there are issues with the muscles and functions of the face and mouth, it can often lead to what we call ‘malocclusion’ in the mouth, which can be dental crowding or an overbite, for example. If these problems are not spotted early by an experienced dentist – before all permanent teeth are present – it can cause real challenges as they get older.

However, the good news is corrective treatment can begin as early as three years of age. Dr Teresa owner of Appledore Dental Clinic in Milton Keynes has an impressive background in orthodontics, specifically relating to children and teenagers, and has achieved impressive results with Myobrace, Invisalign and other fixed and flexible brace solutions.

Dr Teresa at Appledore Dental ClinicDr Teresa

Clinical Director, Appledore Dental, Milton Keynes

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What Is A Malocclusion?

If we’re being technical, a malocclusion is defined as: ‘A misalignment or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches when they approach each other as the jaws close.’ 

But if we’re speaking in plain English, it’s just the specialists’ word for crooked teeth or a misalignment of your teeth when you bite. There are a number of different forms malocclusion can take, and they are all pretty common, particularly in children.

The importance of early intervention

Did you know that nearly 75% of children will need braces or orthodontic work before they are 13 years old?

On average, 2 out of 4 children will have or develop a malocclusion at some point in their childhood. For some, it will be the result of habits, such as thumb sucking, while others will be caused by adult teeth growing in and causing problems. If they are treated early then the treatment can help the child’s teeth grow naturally into the correct formation. This means improved facial development, less pain and difficulty doing normal things like chewing or breathing through the mouth, and a decrease in bad oral habits like snoring and tongue thrusting. It also means a lot of money and time saved on orthodontic treatments in the future.

Crowded mouth

‘Crowded mouth’ or dental crowding is a malocclusion frequently found in young children. In the early stages you see children displaying one or some of these signs.

  • Constantly open mouth
  • Eating noisily with their mouths open
  • Grinding their teeth (awake or asleep)
  • Adult teeth starting to come through crooked

What causes crowded mouth?

Some people say it’s genetics, but often the real reason children’s teeth get crowded or the jaw doesn’t grow correctly is because of mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking, which are known as incorrect myofunctional habits.

  • In-mouth breathing

    As the name suggests, this is breathing through the mouth instead of through the nose.

  • Tongue thrusting

    Tongue thrusting is the habit of pushing your tongue forward between the upper and lower teeth when you swallow.

    Tongue thrusting

  • Reverse swallowing

    Reverse swallowing is when the lips stay open, teeth remain parted and the the tip of the tongue extends down, forward, and between the teeth, potentially creating a dental gap.

Can you fix crowded mouth?

Yes! If a child is seen at Appledore whilst their teeth are still growing, there’s a variety of excellent solutions, including Myobrace, that can be used to easily solve this problem – before it becomes critical or very expensive.

With NHS dental waiting lists becoming longer, you can take advantage of Appledore’s FREE online consultation to see how you can access the best orthodontic treatment for your child.


Wearing a Myobrace appliance for one to two hours each day and whilst sleeping, combined with a few simple yet effective exercises each day is all it takes for a real change to occur.

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How does Myobrace work?

The Myobrace system has been designed as an alternative to the traditional, bulky braces of old. Instead, it’s a preventative pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth – such as poor oral habits or abnormal development.

Myobrace is a series of appliances which have been proven to correct the habits of poor dental development while providing light forces to realign teeth into their natural positioning. Rather than wearing braces or complicated uncomfortable dental appliances 24 hours a day, the Myobrace system only needs to be worn for one or two hours a day and overnight while sleeping.

Combined with a series of ‘myofunctional exercises’ also known as ‘trainer activities’, the Myobrace can completely eliminate the need for invasive orthodontic work in the future. The Myobrace is best suited for children aged 3 to 15, but can be used to treat adults if needed, and is the perfect way to naturally correct crooked teeth.

Get in contact for a free online consultation

Dr Teresa at Appledore is one of only a few dentists in the UK that offers this Myobrace treatment.

With Dr Teresa’s help, your child can avoid having uncomfortable braces fitted, and instead they can enjoy a simple dental correction while going about their life as usual.

Contact us today for a free online consultation.

Dr Teresa at Appledore Dental ClinicDr Teresa

Clinical Director, Appledore Dental, Milton Keynes

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