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Enhance Your Child's Dental Growth with Myofunctional Therapy in St. Louis, MO

Smiles by Choice enhances your child’s dental growth through the transformative power of Myofunctional Therapy in St. Louis, MO. Our expert guidance and personalized approach help children develop optimal oral habits, expand their dental arches, and create ample space for all their teeth to flourish.

Give your child the gift of a healthy, confident smile –– schedule a consultation today and embark on a journey toward lasting dental wellness.

What Is Myofunctional Therapy?

Myofunctional therapy is a comprehensive treatment approach that focuses on the muscles of the face, mouth, and throat to promote optimal oral health. It involves a series of exercises and techniques specifically designed to retrain and strengthen these muscles.

The primary goal of Myofunctional Therapy is to restore proper muscle function, which plays a crucial role in supporting healthy dental growth. In addition, this therapy helps correct any imbalances or improper habits that may affect oral development by addressing issues related to breathing, swallowing, and tongue posture.

What is Myofunctional Therapy

Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy for Children

  • Expands Dental Arches: Myofunctional Therapy helps expand the dental arches, creating more space for permanent teeth to erupt properly. This can reduce the likelihood of crowding and the need for orthodontic intervention later in life.
  • Improves Breathing and Airway Function: By focusing on proper breathing techniques and addressing any airway obstructions, Myofunctional Therapy helps children breathe more efficiently. This can positively impact their overall health and well-being.
  • Correct Tongue Posture and Swallowing Patterns: Myofunctional Therapy guides children in developing correct tongue posture and swallowing patterns. This ensures that the tongue exerts suitable pressure on the palate, supporting proper dental alignment and preventing orthodontic issues.
  • Enhances Speech and Articulation: Through targeted exercises, Myofunctional Therapy can improve speech clarity and articulation, helping children communicate more effectively.
  • Promotes Facial Muscle Balance: Myofunctional Therapy aims to achieve a harmonious balance of the facial muscles, leading to improved aesthetics and a confident smile.

Why Choose Smiles by Choice: Unlocking Natural Growth and Development with the Myobrace System

Smiles by Choice is proud to incorporate the Myobrace System into our Myofunctional Therapy treatments. The Myobrace System is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that addresses the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without braces or tooth extractions. This system aims to unlock the natural growth and development of your child’s teeth, promoting optimal dental alignment and overall oral health.

By choosing the Myobrace System at Smiles by Choice, your child can experience a range of remarkable benefits:

The Myobrace treatment effectively corrects poor oral habits, helping your child develop and align their jaws. This contributes to a well-balanced facial structure and supports proper dental development.

Through gentle, guided forces, the Myobrace System straightens your child’s teeth naturally, optimizing their facial development and giving them a beautiful smile they can be proud of.

Myobrace treatment goes beyond just dental alignment. By addressing underlying oral issues, it can lead to improved overall health. Additionally, the system promotes healthy eating habits, ensuring your child can enjoy nutritious foods without oral discomfort.

So how does the Myobrace System achieve these remarkable outcomes? It does so by helping your child:

  • Breathe Through the Nose: By encouraging proper nasal breathing, the Myobrace System supports optimal airflow and helps prevent difficulties associated with mouth breathing.
  • Maintain Correct Tongue Resting Position: The Myobrace System trains your child to position their tongue correctly, which is essential for proper dental alignment and overall oral health.
  • Swallow Correctly: The system guides your child to develop a correct swallowing pattern, ensuring that their tongue exerts the right pressure on the palate and supports optimal dental development.
  • Keep the Lips Together: Myobrace treatment helps your child maintain lip closure, contributing to proper oral muscle function and dental alignment.


During a Myofunctional Therapy session, our experienced dental professionals will work closely with your child to guide them through various exercises and techniques tailored to their needs. These exercises may involve tongue exercises, breathing exercises, swallowing techniques, and jaw exercises. Sessions are typically interactive, engaging, and designed to be enjoyable for children.

The duration of Myofunctional Therapy varies depending on each individual’s specific needs and progress. Typically, you can expect to see initial improvements within a few weeks to a few months of starting therapy.

Early intervention may reduce the need for extensive orthodontic treatment, such as braces. Still, the need for orthodontic intervention varies depending on individual circumstances.

Get Started with Myofunctional Therapy Today

Smiles by Choice’s comprehensive and personalized approach, combined with the innovative Myobrace System, sets us apart as the leading provider of Myofunctional Therapy in St. Louis, MO. Book an appointment today so our dental team can lay the foundation for a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles and a future filled with confidence and oral wellness.