The MYO appliances assist young children in the development of jaw, palate and facial structure.
They promote healthy development of teeth, lip and tongue strength and nose breathing. With parental help, they will overcome bad habits which are detrimental to overall health.
These include mouth breathing, tongue thrusting and poor chewing habits which result in weak muscle tone in the facial muscles and inferior-quality bone holding the teeth.
Use of MYO appliances from an early age will lessen and, in many cases, eliminate the need for your child ever to have braces or other painful and uncomfortable and expensive orthodontic treatment.
University of Dental Medicine - Southern Illinois researched 5 yr old children in day care centres and found
- 11.11% had Class II malocclusions
- 16.46% Digital Habits
- 33.3% had TMJ clicks
- 11.00% open bites
- 6.1% Posterior cross bites
- 2.4% had Class III malocclusions
Roughly 80% of 5yr olds had a developing problem.