Dr Henriette has a special interest in dentofacial orthopaedics for children with airway breathing problems and has studied Dr John Flutter and Dr Derek Mahony and undertakes cases suitable for the Myobrace system.
Dentofacial orthopaedics is the process of normalizing the growth of a patient’s bone structure and repairing any imbalances of the face and jaws. This process often involves a two-phase treatment and often begins when the patient is around seven or eight years old.
The Myobrace system is a no-braces approach to straightening teeth and jaws. Treatment uses myofunctional orthodontic techniques to address the poor oral habits (known as myofunctional habits) that are the real, underlying causes of crooked teeth and uses light, intermittent forces to align the teeth. This is done through the use of a series of removable dental appliances that are worn for just 1-2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping.
Daily use of the Myobrace combined with regular activities (to improve breathing, muscle function and tongue posture) results in straighter teeth and improved function, leading to optimal facial development and a healthier smile.
Myofunctional orthodontic techniques have been practiced by orthodontists and dentists around the world for over 50 years.
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