The Myobrace Therapy is directed at correcting the underlying causes of bite problems associated with improper swallow and tongue position. Dr. Cosse and Dr. Silmon are one of the few orthodontists in Louisianna who are fully trained and certified to correct bite problems using the Myobrace Myofunctional Therapy.
A specialized removable appliance, similar to a mouthguard, is worn for just one to two hours each day and overnight while you’re sleeping. The doctors help you correct the underlying muscular and functional imbalance by incorporating daily myofunctional exercises along with the Myobrace Appliance. This is recommended for patients who have functional breathing, swallowing and tongue problems that are creating their bite problems. Myobrace differs from traditional forms of orthodontic treatment because it is primarily directed at correcting the causes of crooked teeth and underdeveloped jaws, in addition to straightening teeth.
Since the objective is to correct problems before they develop, the Myobrace is most effective for patients between the ages of six and ten, but Myobrace can be used successfully for teens and adults who are committed to correcting adverse orofunctional habits, which results in greater orthodontic stability. Treatment can still be effective in older patients, but habits become harder to break in later years.