John Flutter Dental can help your child achieve straighter teeth without the use of braces, extractions or lifetime retention! Myofunctional Orthodontics looks at treating your child while they are still growing in order to utilize cranial growth for well developed jaws & better aligned teeth. Every child has the potential to grow straight teeth!
Myofunctional Orthodontics at John Flutter Dental offers a more holistic and less invasive approach to traditional orthodontic methods involving braces & extractions.
Their goal is to create room for all of the teeth to come into alignment (not to extract them!).
John Flutter Dental is focused on early intervention, so you don’t need to wait until your child is in their teen years as treatment is available for children of all ages!
We aim to increase awareness of:
- The negative impact that poor oral habits (such as mouth breathing, swallowing incorrectly, thumb sucking) have on the development of a child’s jaws, teeth & face.
- The negative effects that ‘mouth breathing’ has on the dentition & your health.
- The alternative treatment option to braces & extractions.
- Extractions for orthodontic purposes are irreversible, unnecessary & often create more problems later on.
- To change the ‘mindset’ that orthodontics can only be done in the teenage years using braces.
- Early intervention can help your child develop straighter teeth without braces!
- The four muscle patterns for straight teeth.
- Every child has the potential to grow straight teeth.
How it works
John Flutter Dental focus on correcting poor oral habits that impact negatively on the development of a child’s face, jaws and teeth such as mouth breathing and swallowing incorrectly. Retraining the muscle patterns of the tongue and lips will ensure stable results and reduce the chance of relapse.
Treatment involves the use of functional appliances known as the “Myobrace”. These appliances are similar to a mouth guard and are worn for an hour a day as well as all night during sleep. This is done in combination with myofunctional activities to help retrain the muscle patterns of the tongue and lips, which are ultimately responsible for the position of the teeth.