Breathe through your noseR:
Rest your tongue comfortably in the roof of your mouthE:
Eat, drink, chew, and swallow correctlyA:
Always keep lips sealedT:
Transform your health through sustainable habitsH:
Heal the root cause of your symptoms and embrace the journeyE:
Evolve your habits to create optimal health and normal function
If you said yes to any of these questions, myofunctional therapy could be right for you.Learn More
Myofunctional therapy is based on a series of exercises that help patients learn to change bad habits. According to the Acadamy of Oral Myofunctional Therapy,
“Orofacial Myofunctional therapy is neurological re-education to assist the normalization of the developing, or developed, craniofacial structures and function. It is related to the study, research, prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of functional and structural alterations in the region of the mouth (oro), face (facial) and regions of the neck (oropharyngeal area).”
To the rest of us that means, a series of exercises to re-teach you how to chew, swallow, breathe, and stop bad oral habits (like finger sucking, lip licking, nail biting or cheek biting). When these things are done incorrectly they create negative pressure that changes the shape of the bone. They can alter sleeping and breathing. Just like physical therapy re-educates your muscles, and weight training makes your muscles stronger, myofunctional therapy re-educates your lips, tongue and oral muscles, and makes them stronger.
Myofunctional therapy improves tongue placement, breathing, speaking, chewing and swallowing, which can have a huge impact on their overall health and wellbeing.
We have an On-Demand Course for Parents - Spot for Tots: The Parents Guide for Toddle Tongues and Oral Motor Dysfunction.
The Spot for Tots Course: Join us to learn everything about navigating toddler sleep, tongue ties, feeding and bodywork, Myofunctional exercises, and more.
You'll receive clarity for what tongue ties are, support in navigating your toddler's symptoms, and tools to create long-term habits for success with your child's growth and development.Click here to learn more about our Spots for Tots
Are you a professional looking for guidance as you grow in your practice? Are you a dental team trying to navigate how to implement Myofunctional Therapy and Airway Screenings in your office?
We know that some cases are more challenging than others, and we know that trying to get started with something new can be overwhelming and confusing!
We are happy to help by offering One-on-One Mentoring through NW Myofunctional Therapy.
Click the link to set up your mentoring session: One-On-One Mentoring
Are you new to the words "myofunctional therapy," "airway collapse," or "sleep-disordered breathing"? Are you unclear about how myofunctional therapy can assist in improving our airway health? Well, then, come and listen to our expert podcast sessions..
Megan Van Noy, RDH and Kimi Nishimoto, RDH, specializing in Myofunctional Therapy, presents a series of patient-facing educational podcasts on myofunctional therapy and airway health. These podcasts are designed to discuss everything about myofunctional therapy and are available on all our podcast hosting sites.
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