Myobrace For Kids – 2nd Visit to Green Apple Dental Clinic

Posted on Jul 24 2014 - 12:39pm by tweenselmom
myobrace crack

crack on the center left portion of my daughter’s myobrace

On our 2nd visit to Green Apple Dental Clinic, we were glad to see the good dentist Dr. Urbi after a month from our first appointment with him.  So far, we didn’t really experience any problem with the Myobrace trainer except that it had some cracks on the lower center where the tongue touches it. It may possibly because she couldn’t help chewing and putting some pressure on it using her tongue when she is asleep. I was worried that it will have an effect on her teeth so I asked Dr. Urbi about it. Good thing he said that we had nothing to worry and there was no need to replace it. It can’t be avoided sometimes and that as long as that the parts are fully intact, the trainer is still good to go.

dental visit 2The dentist said that he is happy to see teeth marks on the trainer meaning my daughter is really using it. Actually, this part of monitoring my daughter a hundred percent during the first month had been not that easy for me and for my daughter, for that matter. She was supposed to wear the Myobrace for at least 1 hour during the day and then she should wear it overnight. She usually misses the 1 hour wearing part and I am guilty of not reminding her. School days are more difficult when she has many assignments plus play time and my husband and I are both busy working that we do not notice the hours pass by till it’s already sleeping time.

visitWe also have the breathing exercises which should be done daily. My daughter has been doing this all by herself and I see that she is doing her best to follow her routine.

The breathing exercises goes like this : She tries to hold her breath and clock it till she lets go by breathing through her nose. After 2 minutes, she’ll repeat it again. She’ll do it 5 times in a row daily. This exercise is to improve breathing awareness. As I mentioned on my first blog post, the dentist said that one of the reasons why my daughter had misaligned teeth is because she breathes through her mouth which disturbs the teeth as she grows up. She also have colds often because bacteria and virus easily gets in her system by breathing through her mouth.

sheet 2When you see my daughter’s worksheet (she fills this up too by herself), she has skipped some days and the breathing time wasn’t improving. This doesn’t help because the therapist said that she should be able to improve on holding her breath for at least 1 minute which means she is being successful in her breathing exercises.

From these results that I am seeing, I think I still need to closely monitor her. I think it’s a fault on my side since it’s only a month she started and maybe my daughter still doesn’t take it seriously yet or because she is just preoccupied like I am. We need to have this worksheet improved by next month.

teeth 1After checking Maristel’s teeth, Dr. Urbi had installed 2 tiny braces over my daughter’s two front teeth since he saw that the space between them is already widening. He asked my daughter’s favorite color, she said pink, so doc used pink rubber bands for her braces. I didn’t expect that day that my daughter will be wearing her first braces. It was my first time too see how braces are being installed. The doctor used some kind of a clear paste over the teeth, pasted the metal braces, sealed them using a pen like took with a blue light, and then he used clear and pink tiny rubber bands twisted over the teeth. It took the dentist a couple of seconds to do all these.

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my daughter’s first braces

Then the doctor saw my daughter’s upper molar tooth on right side which was already being pushed out by a newly growing out permanent tooth. He immediately called the resident dentist to extract the tooth. I got worried for my daughter because it will also be her first time to get her tooth extracted. But the lady dentist helped me ease my daughter’s fear. She let Maristel use a dark colored eye glasses maybe for her not to see the needles. She used a semi dark paste over the gums and then administered three shots of anesthesia. After that, she easily extracted the tooth. My daughter did not budge a bit but after the procedure, she just complained that the paste tasted awful. At least, she did not get traumatic on her first tooth extraction. Thanks to the expertise of the dentists of Green Apple Dental Clinic.

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Red Mango yogurt as a treat for her courage on her first tooth extraction

For anyone who wants to know more about Myobrace CLICK HERE.

Follow our journey to a perfect a smile and we’ll update you on our third visit to Green Apple Dental Clinic.

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17 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Shaoie August 31, 2014 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Hi… I read all your posts about your journey with myobrace, it’s interesting… I’m from cebu and have a 10 yr old daughter and I wonder if you happend to know if there is myobrace here in cebu? how much did it cost you? Thank you..

    • TweenselMom September 5, 2014 at 12:55 am - Reply

      Hi Shaoie, thanks for visiting my blog! I am not so very sure if there is an MRC clinic already at Cebu. The MRC clinic is the only one here in Manila but Dr. Urbi travels around the country and abroad. For the price, I think it will be best to have your child checked first since the packages vary according to your child’s dental need. You can try calling

  2. Rona Cuera-O September 5, 2014 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I remember my first brace. it’s so hard but the outcome will be great 🙂

  3. Maan Laxa September 5, 2014 at 2:51 am - Reply

    Bait naman your girl. She surely deserves a treat! Nobody in our family has ever had braces, but my sister seems to need a set.

  4. petitemomma September 5, 2014 at 3:04 am - Reply

    It’s interesting to learn that the way we breathe is a crucial element on how our teeth will align in our mouth. Astig!

  5. Ma Yvette Heart Calimlim September 5, 2014 at 3:06 am - Reply

    Good job to your daughter sis. Minsan talaga importante sa mga bata na hindi ma-trauma on dental procedures/ Kudos to you for encouraging your daughter. 🙂

  6. Nicole September 5, 2014 at 3:37 am - Reply

    It’s good that it didn’t turn out to be traumatic for her. I wish I could have braces installed, my teeth are a mess.

  7. Marie September 5, 2014 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Aww wow your daughter is such a brave and pretty girl! Love her treat!

  8. Rackell Villareal September 5, 2014 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Good Girl! When I was in Highschool, gusto ko sana magpakabit ng braces eh, para kasing ang ganda pag meron ka nun.. Then I realized na masakit pala magpakabit (based on true story of my sister) tapos ayun, natakot na kong magpa dentist. Hehe

  9. May De Jesus-Palacpac September 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    OUr eldest will definitely be wearing braces when he comes of age. He’s got crooked teeth, he used to have a really good set of teeth, I don’t know what happened. Dentist said he has way too many teeth for his age. Affordable na ba ngayon, sis? Back in the days, it was really costly. May process pa pala like breathing exercises and that myobrace….

  10. reigningstill September 6, 2014 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Dental health is very important indeed, pero lagi syang hindi pinapansin dito sa atin. Most of us only go to the dentist pag masakit na ang ipin. Good job for introducing them to the importance of dental health at such early age. I wanna do that to my baby too. 🙂

  11. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen September 6, 2014 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    I’m sure your daughter will be happy when she sees the result of the myobrace and the brace

  12. cheanne September 7, 2014 at 2:05 am - Reply

    Didn’t know that breathing through the mouth actually affects the growth of teeth. We should really watch out for these little things. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Rikka Angela Redrico September 9, 2014 at 2:14 am - Reply

    I first had my tooth extraction was last year and it was 2 big wisdom teeth! I nearly fainted when I saw my extracted teeth. Haha! She’s brave!!!

  14. Joy Astilla September 10, 2014 at 12:17 am - Reply

    I’m also expecting that my eldest will have to wear myobrace because he’s a bit crossbite. Ngayon ko lang din nalaman that incorrect breathing can be a cause of cough kaya pala my son always has cough because he usually breathes through his mouth especially during sleep.

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