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At Watertown Pediatric Dentistry, we specialize in caring for your children’s teeth.
This treatment is done before all permanent teeth have erupted, occurring between ages 6 and 10. This is usually recommended when there’s a moderate or severe issue that should be taken care of immediately. The main goal of this treatment is to correct overcrowding by making room for permanent teeth to erupt. Treatment time is between 9-18 months, after which the patient will wear retainers with subsequent appointments scheduled for every 4-6 months until the permanent teeth erupt. At this point, we will recommend Phase II.
This stage in the process will position the permanent teeth to maximize their function and appearance. Using full braces, this process will last between 12 and 18 months. Due to improvements made in Phase I treatment, patients will spend less time in full braces with fewer rubber bands and will not be required to wear headgear.
The Myobrace®System is preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on establishing nasal breathing, correct tongue resting position, and correct swallowing.
Unlocking natural growth and development by using Myobrace can help correct poor oral habits, develop and align the jaws, optimize facial development, and improve overall health.
Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and involves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping.