At Bayview Dental Care, we offer myofunctional orthodontics for children and adults. Myofunctional orthodontics consists of removeable retainers, which work to correct the muscle function and poor oral habits that contribute to orthodontic problems. We invite you to call us today at 718-273-8686 to learn more about myofunctional orthodontics in Staten Island, New York, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Marcia Greene.
Myofunctional orthodontics is based on the idea that bad bites and other orthodontic problems care caused by muscle dysfunction – for example, mouth breathing, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, or swallowing incorrectly. By correcting these habits early enough, we can not only correct or prevent the bad bite, but also potentially improve facial growth and development. Best of all, when children are treated in their optimal growth stage (between age 5-8), they no longer need braces!
Myofunctional treatment can have many benefits. It helps you to be healthier, and to grow without the detrimental habits that limit facial growth. You may even find that you have fewer allergies and develop fewer infections! Additionally, myofunctional orthodontics helps to fixe incorrect swallowing patterns and improve poor nutrition to enhance your overall health as well as your facial growth and development.
For more information about myofunctional orthodontics and to make an appointment with our dentist, please contact our office today. We also welcome you to visit our Myobrace® page on this website.