Myofuctional Orthopedics

Malocclusion can be prevented from developing at an early age. From an early age, mouth breathing, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting or swallowing incorrectly can be observed in most children. These lead to a developing malocclusion. The correction of these dysfunctional habits not only corrects the malocclusion (if treated early enough), it also has the potential to improve facial growth. The advantage of treating myofunctional habits early is that the compliant patient will no longer need braces.

Effective myofunctional treatment options can be recommended if children are brought in for regular dental check-ups.