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Myobrace in St. Albert

Myobrace focuses on treating the underlying causes, which can lead to natural growth and development.

We can start treatment as early as 3 years old!

What is Myobrace?

At Erin Ridge Dental, we offer Myobrace, a revolutionary new way to approach orthodontic treatments, as its primary focus is on prevention and training, rather than fixing what is already an issue. Myobrace can be used from ages 3-15, allowing for children to learn proper oral positioning and practices to ensure correct facial and oral development. Since its preventative training, our Erin Ridge dentists believe the earlier the treatment the better. However, adults can also get positive benefits from using Myobrace, as it’s never too late to learn the correct dental posture to optimize health benefits.

Free Myobrace consultations in St. Albert!

How Do You Use Myobrace?

Myobrace generally consists of 4 stages of dental treatment, aptly titled “T1 (Habit Correction)”, “T2 (Arch Development)”, “T3 (Dental Alignment)”, and “T4 (Retention)”. Each stage has its own unique Myobrace oral tray to be worn at night when sleeping and for at least one hour each day. Treatment can begin as soon as negative habits are recognised, and treatment it catered to individual needs based on how severe and engrained the poor myofunctional habits are.

T1 – Negative Habit Correction

This stage provides a tray to teach the wearer proper swallowing techniques, the correct resting place of the tongue in the mouth, to keep lips closed, and to breathe through the nose rather than the mouth. Although individually these may seem simple and inconsequential, they are actual fundamental to the proper development of the jaw as well as the position of teeth when growing in.

T2 – Dental Arch Development

Many children who have underdeveloped narrow upper jaws may need dental devices to widen the arches to provide enough room for your teeth and tongue. Historically, some of the devices used include Biobloc and Farrell Bent Wire System (BWS), but Myobrace has the Myolay system. Myolay is perfect for younger patients to help healthily develop their upper jaw, and is used in conjunction with Myobrace.

T3 – Overall Dental Alignment

When children are finding their final adult teeth erupting between the ages of 7-12, “Myobrace for Teens” is used to align teeth as they grow into place. This is one of the most crucial steps in Myobrace, so compliance is key, and proper wear can result in perfect alignment without the need for braces. However, in more severe cases, braces may still be needed, but will need to be worn for a much shorter period of time than if Myobrace was not used.

T4 - Retention

Once braces are removed, a retainer is required to ensure retention of perfect positioning. However, the Myobrace treatment often ensures more stable results, eliminating the need for a permanent fixed retainer that usually comes with braces treatments. Instead, the Myobrace retainer is used temporarily to further engrain proper myofunctional techniques and avoid relapse of teeth positioning.

Myobrace in St. Albert

How Long Do I Use Myobrace For?

Myobrace treatment time varies stage by stage, and can usually be compared to a similar time span as braces. However, Myobrace only needs to be worn for 1-2 hours during the day and overnight, so it’s a much more discrete casual orthodontic treatment compared to braces. According to your individual needs, our Erin Ridge dentists will evaluate the necessary stages for you, as well as the duration of each stage.

Our orthodontic consultations are free

Myobrace Exercises:

In addition to wearing Myobrace, there is also an exercise program known as “Myobrace Activities”
which is used in tandem with the appliances to further improve oral health. These exercises consist of a series of activities focused on lips and cheeks, breathing, tongue, and swallowing techniques to be practices twice a day. These activities will further engrain proper myofunctional habits, ensuring correct dental and jaw development.

Can Myobrace Fix Bite?

Yes, Myobrace can be used during jaw and facial development to abolish any bite issues, and provides you with the techniques to ensure they don’t develop again. This is because issues with arch development and dental misalignment are some of the primary causes of bite problems. For some proven results including fixed bite, you can visit this Myobrace page.

Myobrace Prices

$3,199 to $4,295
  • Includes all x-rays and photos
  • All Trays Necessary
  • Retainers After Treatment
  • All check-ups and consultations
  • 0% Payment Plan

Myobrace treatment at Erin Ridge Dental can be completed at a cost ranging between $3,199-$4,295 depending on severity and duration of orthodontic treatment, and we also provide financing options. This cost includes all X-rays and photos, all trays needed for dental treatment, and all consultations and check-ups. Come in to Erin Ridge Dental, just outside of Edmonton, for your free consultation and we will discuss together with our Erin Ridge Dentists to evaluate the right plan for you.

Free Myobrace consultations in St. Albert!

Is Myobrace Right For Me?

Myobrace is for anyone who has developed poor myofunctional habits, and looks to improve their teeth, jaws, and overall health. We can begin dental treatment for individuals as young as 3 years old, as soon as poor habits are recognised. In fact, the earlier the better, because habits can be hard to quit, it’s best to nip them at the bud as soon as they are developed. Furthermore, benefits can also be reaped in adults despite long standing poor habits, since it’s never too late to improve oral health and habits. But don’t forget, the Myobrace program is fundamentally on training yourself, so compliance is key, and in order to ensure fast successful results, you must follow the treatment plan scrupulously.

Differences between Invisalign, Braces & Myobrace

Have Questions? We can Answer!

Our office believes in natural teeth straightening. Myobrace uses a series of oral appliances and exercises to improve myofunctional habits and aid in developing the face, jaw, and teeth. With a removable appliance you only need to wear overnight and for 1-2 hours during the day, you can develop and align your teeth and jaw discreetly and comfortably.

Myobrace is an orthodontic technique focused on training and treatment during development, whereas Invisalign and braces fix a problem after it has already developed. It is also a removable appliance, unlike braces, and is primarily worn overnight and only briefly during the day, unlike Invisalign. Furthermore, Myobrace treatment can start as early as age 3, much sooner than any braces or Invisalign treatment.

Typical treatment age(s) ranges between 5-15 years old, but we can begin treatment in children as young as 3 years! Once bad myofunctional habits are recognized, we can begin treatment, so the sooner the better!

Yes! At Erin Ridge Dental we provide financing plans with 0% interest and extended payment plans. During your free initial consultation, we can review cost and find the plan that best suits your individual needs.