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Myobrace For Children


Why Do Children Have Crooked Teeth?
A huge and even possibly alarming majority of children are developing crowded teeth and incorrect jaw alignment.  It was previously believed that it is an inherited factor.  Now it is common knowledge that it has another cause.  


In biology, "form follows function" means that, within an organism, structures develop correctly in direct correlation to proper function of that structure.

Modern research has shown that many children can avoid or correct orthodontic problems if the following is addressed at an early age:

•         Breathing through the mouth or with mouth open
•         Pushing tongue between upper and lower teeth when swallowing
•         Other incorrect swallowing patterns
•         Thumb sucking

These habits among others limit the development of the child’s jaw and face resulting in orthodontic problems and other health problems as well. These children often have difficulties sleeping and are prone to more frequent respiratory infections. They also may wet the bed and/or snore.

Why poor oral habits affect the way teeth and jaws grow:



What is Myobrace for children all about?

Myobrace is a preventative, pre-orthodontic treatment that addresses the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces, allowing for natural growth and development. Treatment is best suited for children ages 3 to 15 and consists of removable appliances that are worn 1-2 hours during the day and at night.
The Myobrace appliance combined with activities training to induce good oral habits will straighten the teeth and optimize facial development.  This is the most natural way to straighten teeth and absolutely avoid tooth extraction due to overcrowding of the teeth. The Myobrace system also promotes healthy eating habits and improves overall health.

Finding Conner Deegan
Watch the story how one mother helped her son: 



A Special Message from Dr. Barron


Hello, my name is Dr. Melody A Barron.  I want to explain why I have chosen to use the Myobrace system in my office and why I believe this type of preventative care can change lives.

For many years, I have treated patients for TMJ Disorders that had suffered with pain and poor sleep. It became very obvious early in my practice that airway problems and TMJ Disorder have a connection. It was a natural addition of evaluation for and treatment of poor airway (ex. Obstructed nasal airway sleep-disordered breathing, etc.) is now investigated and incorporated in our care. In more recent years, it became very evident that airway problems are also the cause of crooked teeth and poor facial/jaw growth.  

What disturbed me the most was that I was starting to find these airway problems in younger and younger patients. These young patients were suffering because they felt constantly tired, couldn’t chew properly and were in pain. Often times what I came to sadly find was that the younger patients felt bad but did not really understand that this was not normal.  

I felt I had to find an answer. The Myobrace system has given us that answer by providing a way to guide correct development and function to prevent breathing problems, sleep disorders and jaw pain before it becomes life altering for our children.  Now, we can help sleep-deprived children breath easily and improve their overall health even as young as two and a half years old!   It is a wonderful feeling to know that I can identify and provide care that will then set the child on a path to normal development and function avoiding years of pain, poor sleep and poor development that becomes more and more difficult to correct as they age.

Infant Trainer (ages 2-5) addresses correct development during the growth period when the child is teething and has the innate impulse to chew.  Correct growth and development will occur at the pace that it was intended to occur.  It is utilized in a slightly different manner as the other series.

Myobrace for Juniors (ages 3-5) is utilized to start addressing correction of poor oral habits while treating upper and lower jaw development problems.  

Myobrace for Kids (ages 5-10) is utilized to start addressing correction of poor oral habits while treating upper and lower jaw development problems.  It is most effective after a child’s permanent front teeth have come through and before all the permanent teeth have erupted.

Myobrace for Teens (ages 10-15) is utilized to start addressing correction of poor oral habits while treating upper and lower jaw development problems.  It is most effective when the permanent teeth are erupting.  It is designed to guide the erupting teeth into their correct and natural position. 

**All of the above appliances correct poor habits which are the cause of crooked teeth while providing light forces to assist in naturally expanding the upper jaw and aligning the teeth into their correct position.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions, please email is at myobracememphis@gmail.com