Myofunctional Orthodontics in Encino
More than 75 percent of children have a developing malocclusion, which is evident from as early as 5 years of age.
Early myofunctional orthodontic treatment using MRC's appliances can address the causes of the malocclusion while children are still growing - often without the need for braces or extractions.
Understanding Soft Tissue Dysfunction
Practicing myofunctional orthodontics successfully requires an understanding of soft tissue dysfunction. If the tongue is resting naturally in the maxilla and the patient breathes through their nose, good arch-form normally follows. If the tongue is not resting in the maxilla and the patient breathes through their mouth, then the arch is more likely to be narrow, and crowding is likely to occur.
Myofunctional Orthodontics Appliance Systems
MRC appliances have achieved practical, cost-effective ways of delivering advanced myofunctional treatment for children. The Trainer and Myobrace Systems™ can provide effective pediatric orthodontic care during the growth and development of children.
The treatment goal is NOT only to eliminate the malocclusion (although this is possible in many cases) but to decrease its severity, improve facial growth, decrease the need for extractions, and to improve the stability of any future orthodontic treatment. At Daniel Tebbi, DMD we can create beautiful smiles while applying a conservative approach to surgery and extraction by using myofunctional orthodontic appliance systems. Contact us today for a comprehensive evaluation and let us show you how we can help you or your child develop a balanced, full-face smile.
*Information from the Myofunctional Research Co.