Let's get your airway strong!
Did you know that the tongue and soft palate are part of your airway? Did you know that you can improve the strength and tone of these muscles as well as the throat? Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy helps restore normal function to the muscles of the face and mouth. This can help with many issues including snoring and jaw muscle pain. Think of it like physical therapy for your oral and facial muscles. Every time you speak, chew and swallow, you are using these muscles. Bad habits that you might not even realize you have can throw the muscle function off and create a ripple effect of problems.
Contact me today for your free 15 minute consultation and help improve your quality of life! Even if myofunctional therapy is not the right answer for you, I might be able to connect you to something that is. Thanks, Jodi
Can Myofunctional Therapy Help?
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD's) are patterns involving oral and orofacial musculature that interfere with normal growth, development, or function of orofacial structures.
The good news is that muscles can be strengthened and retrained with myofunctional therapy!
Orofacial dysfunction symptoms:
open mouth breathing
reverse swallow/tongue thrust
ear infections- children
dark circles under eyes
forward head posture
thumb sucking- children
*Some cases are complex and need more than one specialty involved for success. These can include: Sleep doctors, Ear Nose and Throat Doctors, Orthodontists and other Dentists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Craniosacral Therapists and Myofascial Therapists.
What would you like to improve?
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders are quite common but that does not make them healthy or normal. Click on a tab below for symptom information
We were meant to breathe through our noses. It warms, filters, humidifies and cleans our air with nitric oxide. There are many reasons people end up breathing through their mouth instead: enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids, allergies, asthma, deviated septum, nasal polyps, chronic congestion or a respiratory infection. Chronic mouth breathing has been shown to affect your teeth position, bite, facial appearance and jaw. It can be a root cause for many other problems including bad breath, dry mouth, cavities, gum disease and sleep problems. It is my job to help get you to the right specialist as needed and help retrain your muscles and behavior so you can breathe through your mouth.
The Four Goals of Myofunctional Therapy
1. NASAL BREATHING
2. LIP SEAL
3. CORRECT TONGUE POSTURE
4. CORRECT SWALLOWING PATTERN