Myo-Functional Appliances

What are they?

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