Myo-Functional Appliances / Interceptive Orthodontics
What is it?
A removable or fixed appliance which helps change the position of the jaws so as to transmit forces generated by the stretching of the child’s muscles, fascia and/or periosteum. Usually considered for children between the ages of 7-11.
What are the benefits?
- Eliminate Sucking Habits that adversely affect the developing jaw bones
- Restore correct speech
- May eliminate or minimize future need for braces