Myofunctional Orthodontics: Myobrace

Myofunctional Orthodontics: Myobrace

Recent studies have revealed that poor jaw development and crooked teeth are not caused by genetic factors and can be easily corrected. Myobrace is an effective approach to correct malocclusion without traditional braces. It is a preventative orthodontic treatment aimed at addressing the underlying causes of misaligned teeth and unlocking natural growth. Chapel Gate Dental has a team of orthodontists who will take you through every step of the treatment process and provide amazing results. It can also be used to relieve headaches, snoring, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.

Myobrace Treatment Goal

  • Breathing through the nose
  • Lips together at rest
  • Correct tongue position on tag
  • No facial muscle activity during swallowing
  • Good facial development
  • No braces, retainers or extractions (when possible)
  • Straight teeth
  • Healthy hard diet

How Myobrace System Helps With Straightening Teeth?

Myobrace system is intended for correcting myofunctional habits of children and teenagers by teaching them to breathe through their nose, swallow properly, rest the tongue in the upper jaws and continue broadening the jaws to facilitate its proper growth. This will result in adequate space for the teeth, allowing them to grow straight without braces.

What Does Myobrace System Include?

Myobrace system includes a series of intra-oral appliances that should be worn overnight while sleeping. These appliances are designed to expand the arch-form of the mouth by applying light forces on the jaws and teeth.  Based on the type of orthodontic problems, invisalign and child’s age, we also recommend separate appliances to correct the myofunctional problems. Our dentists also educate the patients on swallowing, breathing, tongue, cheek and lip exercises that should be performed every day for better results.

Myobrace Treatment Stages

Myobrace treatment begins with correcting oral habits and identifying the underlying causes of orthodontic problems. Typically, four stages of treatment are involved with Myobrace that ensure a successful outcome.


Stage 1 – Correcting poor oral habits

This stage involves teaching the patient the right way to breathe, swallow and retrain the tongue and lips. Correcting the myofunctional habits will help your jaws developing to their proper shape and size.

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Stage 2 – Jaw Development

Following the habit correction, myobrace appliances are used to widen the upper jaw to provide enough room for the tongue and teeth.


Stage 3 – Teeth Alignment

Depending on the individual requirements and conformity of the child, braces are used for a shorter period along with myobrace to provide optimal results.

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Stage 4 – Regular Check-ups

In order to achieve the long-lasting results, we recommend having regular check-ups with our orthodontist. It is also important to follow the steps outlined in your treatment plan.

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