Myofunctional therapy is based on a series of exercises that help patients learn to change bad habits. This improves tongue placement, breathing, speaking, chewing and swallowing, which can have a huge impact on their overall health and well-being.
Myofunctional therapy is all about changing habits and strengthening muscles to improve the way we breathe, speak, chew and swallow. It’s possible to have life-changing results from a myofunctional therapy program, such as eliminating a mouth breathing habit or easing sleep apnea symptoms, but it’s worth bearing in mind that every patient is different. Some patients may experience jaw pain or suffer with mouth breathing, while others have been told they are tongue-tied or have a tongue- thrust.
Myofunctional Therapy is a type of treatment that looks at the way the tongue and oral muscles move and function. Some of the issues you may have may seem normal, because everyone else snores or breathes through their mouths. Even headaches, suffering from asthma and allergies, or ADHD have become more of the norm. However, just because many people chronically deal with these symptoms, it doesn’t make it normal. Dysfunction is never normal. What if you could teach your body, your mouth, and your tongue to work for you instead of against you? With myofunctional therapy, that is what we will work towards together!