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Growing up, I’ve always had headaches and
straining in my jaw. The MyoEffect
Appliance corrected my bite by stretching
my jaw muscles at the joint, where it was
most stressed and tight. I could actually feel
the stretch in my jaw as I’m doing my
exercises. Afterwards, it feels more fluid and
relaxed. After a few months, my daily
headaches went away completely.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Quynh Anh P.
The MyoEffect Treatment is an ongoing
process that has alleviated and significantly
reduced my horrible migraines, back
spasms, and overall posture.
Thinking about starting the MyoEffect
treatment? Want to learn more about
MyoEffect and how MyoEffect can benefit
you? Call us today and schedule a
At what age should I schedule my child for an orthodontic consultation?
The American Association of orthodontists recommeds having an orthodontic
evaluation at ages 7-8. Our MyoEffect Early Treatment is especially designed to treat
children ages 7-10.
Can I do the MyoEffect Treatment if I’m already an adult?
Yes, you certainly can! MyoEffect Orthodontics can also treat TMJ conditions in both
adults and children.
How long does the MyoEffect Treatment take to complete?
MyoEffect Early Treatment usually takes 9-12 months for the active phase. The
maintenance phase post-active phase will proceed until all adult teeth have erupted.
Standard MyoEffect treatment usually takes approximately 24 months.
Will my teeth need to be extracted for braces?
Not necessarily! When there isn’t enough space for adult teeth, there are 4 ways to
gain that space:
Push the teeth back to gain space
Slenderize (grind some enamel off the width of the teeth)
Widen the jaw to gain space (through MyoEffect Treatment)
With MyoEffect Orthodontics, it is possible to complete braces WITHOUT tooth
extraction! By retraining the jaw and facial muscles, the patient can avoid teeth
Will my teeth straighten out as they grow in?
Your teeth will grow into the space provided by the jaw. If your jaw is cramped and
doesn’t provide adequate spacing, the teeth may grow in crooked.
How much does the MyoEffect Treatment cost?
Because each patient has an individualized treatment plan, costs can vary. If you are
considering MyoEffect Treatment, we urge you to schedule a complimentary
Do you take my dental insurance?
If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced
personal costs. Many insurane policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct
ffrom regular dental insurance. Insurances policies vary, so we will review your insurance
to determine the appropriate course of action.
We accept most PPO dental insurance plans and as a service to you, our insurance
specialist will submit all insurance claims and handle any questions that you may have in
order to attain the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.
Before treatment, I had chronic jaw pain. A
couple days after I started treatment, the
jaw pain sessions reduced dramatically.