Modern research shows that crooked teeth and poor jaw development are not caused by hereditary factors.
3 out of 4 kids have crowded teeth and incorrectly developing jaws. This can be evident as early as age 3-5. Traditionally, we have waited until all permanent teeth have erupted to start orthodontics (age 12-14). Studies have shown that by starting treatment earlier, you can help your child even more!
We're a Myobrace provider in Vancouver. Here at the EZbrace, we provide early dental intervention treatment (Myofunctional Orthodontics), which assists children obtain better function & appearance in their dental arches before reaching their teenage years.
EZ Brace offers parents the opportunity of beginning their child's orthodontic treatment early, when the child still has both baby teeth and permanent teeth.
We use no-braces approach to straighten your child's teeth and jaws, thus improving a child's self-esteem and image at an early age.
We link the destructive oral habits, particularly Mouth Breathing and Low Tongue Posture, to many of the associated and avoidable health problems. We offer a comprehensive strategy to correct these habits, thereby enhancing the health of the individual.
Modern research has shown that a number of poor childhood habits (aka incorrect myofunctional habits) are the real causes of incorrect jaw development, crowded teeth and other orthodontic problems. Incorrect Myofunctional habits of children include:
Thumb or finger sucking
Sucking on a pacifier/ feeding bottle
Sucking on the lip
Mouth breathing (often caused by enlarged adenoids and tonsils)
Thrusting the tongue against teeth
Myobrace treatment addresses these myofunctional habits in children. Improving these poor myofunctional habits at an early age allows for your child to have good dental alignment and improved jaw growth.
The key is to target the underlying causes of crooked teeth as soon as the problems become evident at an early age and while the child's biological adaptability is at their peak.