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Smile Shoppe is a Myobrace® Pre-Orthodontic Center

Did you know that 3 out of 4 children have crowded teeth and incorrect jaw development?

Hereditary factors often get the blame but research says that teeth don’t become crooked by chance but are the result of incorrect jaw development.

Thumb sucking, prolonged pacifier use, breathing through the mouth, nail biting and improper tongue and lip posture are among the habits that lead to a child’s incorrect jaw development. For example, if a child breathes through the mouth during the day or while sleeping at night, the tongue drops to the bottom of the mouth which results in upper and lower jaw development problems.

Does your child have some of these early warning signs:
•  crowded, crooked teeth
•  open mouth posture
•  frequent stuffy noses
•  teeth that don’t touch the opposing teeth when biting
•  mouth breathing
•  nail biting
•  visible gums above the upper front teeth
•  behavioral challenges, ADHD-type behavior
•  tongue tie
•  tongue thrusting
•  restless, poor sleep
•  school performance getting worse


You might be thinking that braces and tooth extractions are the answer. But these measures alone don’t solve the hidden causes of crooked teeth. Nor do they last. Once the braces are taken off, the teeth tend to relapse - that is, revert back to crowding - if poor oral habits aren’t corrected.

The good news is that Smile Shoppe has a simple, natural and proven way to straighten your child’s teeth and jaws without braces. Myobrace® is a preventative, pre-orthodontic treatment that treats the underlying causes of crooked teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. Orthodontists and pediatric dentists in over 100 countries throughout the world have been using Myobrace® for more than 50 years!

Myobrace Treatment GoalsThe Myobrace® System is a no-braces approach to straightening teeth and jaws, best suited for children aged, 2-15. Myobrace® is simple and easy. Children wear oral appliances just 1-2 hours a day plus overnight while sleeping.

Myobrace® treatment focuses on correcting the poor oral habits which are the underlying causes of orthodontic problems. Caylie, our super kid-friendly Myobrace® technician teaches children to breathe through their nose, rest the tongue correctly in the roof of their mouth, swallow correctly and continue widening the jaws so they grow to their full and proper size. This results in sufficient room for the teeth allowing them to come in naturally straight.


With Myobrace® your child’s health will improve when they start breathing through the nose, resulting in
•  Better teeth alignment.
•  Proper tongue posture. If your child is a mouth breather, their tongue won't rest in the roof of the mouth, which can result in an underdeveloped upper jaw and restricted forward growth of the lower jaw. Along with the concern of crowding, incorrect development of the upper jaw can affect a child's breathing by restricting the airway.
•  Clean airways. Nose breathing provides a natural filter for the throat and lungs to remove daily germs and bacteria. This can help reduce the incidence of allergies and asthma.
•  Healthy sleep. Mouth breathing is abnormal and contributes to sleep disorders with all their disturbing symptoms: snoring, gasping, sleep apnea, interrupted sleep and developmental and behavioral problems.
•  The Myobrace® System emphasizes the importance of a healthy diet and educates your child through a series of videos that explains the need for wholesome food to prevent tooth decay, improve jaw development and grow straight teeth naturally. This is even more important today where tooth decay is increasing due to the high level of added sugar in processed foods and the high level of consumption of empty foods.


The Myobrace® System is designed to work best for patients 2-15 years of age. The most successful results are obtained in early childhood as teeth and jaws are developing.

Myobrace® appliances are customized for each age group.

•  For infants, ages 2-5, we use the Infant Trainer. It allows your child to exercise their natural impulse to chew and provides relief throughout the teething period. Most importantly, it trains your child to breathe through their nose, and to swallow and position their tongue correctly.
•  Myobrace® for Juniors, ages 3-5, is a three-stage appliance system designed to correct poor oral habits while treating upper and lower jaw development problems.
•  Myobrace® for Kids, ages 5-10, also uses a three-stage appliance system to correct the position and function of the tongue, obtain correct nose breathing and retrain the oral muscles to function correctly.
•  Myobrace® for Teens, ages 10-15, is a four-stage appliance system that’s most effective when the permanent teeth have come through and is designed to guide the erupting teeth into their natural position. The appliances correct poor oral habits and provide light forces to assist in expanding the upper jaw and aligning teeth into their correct position.

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The Myobrace System is designed to work best for patients 2-15 years of age, most successful results are obtained in early childhood as teeth & jaws are developing.
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