Case Study 1 (continued) - His identical twin brother did not have a malocclusion. As you can see, they look totally different. This is a bit of a reverse of the twin studies. This patient (in the image) was treated with appliances
MRC’s Bent Wire System™ (BWS), Trainer and Myobrace® appliances.
The main emphasis of the treatment was not on the teeth, but rather on positioning the tongue up into the maxilla and ensuring that the patient’s functional problems were corrected. Correcting function helps to ensure that the arch-form improves.
So we use upper and lower BWS™ in conjunction with theTrainer followed by the Myobrace®. You can see that very gently the arch form is improving and the bones are going with it. All that is actually happening in this stage of treatment is the correction of function, rather than worrying about tooth alignment.
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
Developing a Treatment Plan
The Myobrace® is used towards the end of treatment to improve alignment and continue to ensure function is corrected. The child's growth and development are now more similar to his twin brother (as can be seen in the case progress images below).