More About Interceptive Orthodontics
Most people are familiar with traditional orthodontic treatments like metal braces and Invisalign, but they are not aware of the alternative method. With orofacial myofunctional therapy and Myobrace™, or interceptive orthodontics, severe orthodontic problems can be stopped in their tracks before they progress to more complex issues. Using this alternative method of orthodontics on younger patients is most effective for preventing future or more severe problems. Learn how Lansdowne Dental in Lansdowne, VA can correct orthodontic issues from developing with this alternative method.
What is an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder?
An orofacial myofunctional disorder is when habits form that eventually result in dental malocclusion, cosmetic problems and change in jaw position and growth. These are habits usually formed during young childhood and can be stopped with proper treatment. Without treatment, people can also develop facial deformities like a longer facial vertical height, a retruded chin, hypotonic or flaccid lips, or a downward and backwards growth of the face instead of a downward and forward growth.