Treatment can begin as soon as the poor myofunctional habits are recognised. With good compliance, excellent results can be achieved. Waiting until all permanent teeth have come through to begin treatment with braces can unfortunately lead to irreversible damage affecting not only the teeth, but also the child’s overall health and development. Poor myofunctional habits (poor oral habits) are evident before all permanent teeth are present, which means treatment of the causes can begin much earlier than originally thought.
The appliances assist in correcting poor oral habits, developing and aligning the jaws, straightening the teeth, optimising facial development and improving overall health.
It helps the child to breath through the nose, correct tongue resting position, swallow correctly and keep the lips together.