What is Myofunctional Orthodontics?
Myofunctional orthodontics is an alternative to braces that focuses on habits rather than the pressure that comes with traditional braces. In other words, it focuses on the underlying cause of crooked or misaligned teeth. Dana Keith DDS offers myofunctional orthodontic services to patients across Silver Spring and Cloverly, MD, and the surrounding communities.
Myofunctional Orthodontics For Kids
If your child is struggling with sleeping, it could be connected to their oral health. Sleep issues may be caused by improper jaw placement, or improper myofunctional habits such as thumb sucking, or mouth breathing. If you notice your child is not getting the proper amount of sleep at night, and their teeth are misaligned, you may want to consider myofunctional orthodontics.
Myofunctional orthodontics strives to get to the root of your child’s misaligned teeth. Your child’s facial muscular habits can have a huge, long-term impact on your child; not just with their teeth, but their overall health and well-being. With myofunctional orthodontics, Dr. Dana Keith will learn about your child’s habits, and create a personalized treatment plan depending on their age and specific orthodontic issue. The goal is to correct the incorrect myofunctional habits through facial exercises.
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