Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy is a treatment that utilizes specialized physical therapy exercises to correct a patient’s bite, improve their breathing and facial structure, and treat orofacial disorders. Treatments are instructed by trained medical professionals, and patients repeat the exercises as directed, which strengthens muscles in the face, neck, and mouth. This therapy type is designed to train the tongue and mouth to rest in the most optimal position.
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Which Disorders Can Myofunctional Therapy Treat?

Myofunctional therapy can help treat orofacial disorders and various health issues related to the face, mouth, and airway. Some examples include

  • Airway obstruction brought on by allergies, improper tongue placement, a deviated septum, enlarged tonsils, and similar disorders that affect the mouth and airway
  • Structural issues affecting the face and mouth, such as poorly-developed jaws, crowding of the teeth, and tongue-tie
  • Damage done to tooth alignment due to prolonged thumb sucking or bottle usage in young children

Do I Need Myofunctional Therapy?

Myofunctional therapy might benefit you if one or more of the following health issues apply to you
Frequent stomach aches
Mouth breathing
Difficulty sleeping
Teeth grinding
Poorly aligned teeth
Speech issues
Frequent pain around the face
Sleep apnea
Myofunctional therapy can be highly beneficial for individuals who seek to restore their orofacial and airway health without having to depend on invasive treatment options or commit to long-term use of oral devices.

It’s a natural, effective, painless option for improving a patient’s orofacial health. Each myofunctional therapy program is personalized to meet the patient’s individual needs.

If you’d like to learn more about myofunctional therapy, call us at 303-423-0930 and request an appointment online at our office in Arvada, CO. Our award-winning dental professionals strive to provide excellent care for residents in and around Arvada, CO, including the nearby communities of Wheat Ridge, Golden, Broomfield, Lakewood, and Westminster.

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