Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional Therapy in Grand Junction, CO

Myofunctional therapy aims to improve the balance and function of the muscles in the face, mouth, and throat. It is often used to address issues related to poor oral habits, such as tongue thrusting, improper swallowing patterns, and incorrect tongue posture, which can lead to various dental and facial problems.

Here’s how myofunctional therapy can benefit you:

  • Improve tongue position and swallowing: Improper tongue habits, such as thrusting or resting against the front teeth, can affect speech clarity, tooth alignment, and facial aesthetics.
  • Enhance breathing: Myofunctional therapy targets mouth breathing, a common cause of snoring and sleep-disordered breathing. By strengthening tongue and lip muscles, you can learn to breathe through your nose, promoting deeper, more restful sleep.
  • Reduce Sleep Apnea symptoms: Research suggests that myofunctional therapy can effectively complement the treatment of SDB, including sleep apnea. By strengthening airway muscles, myofunctional therapy can reduce the frequency and severity of apnea episodes, leading to improved sleep quality and daytime alertness.
  • Optimize oral health: Proper tongue posture and nasal breathing can promote a healthier mouth, reducing the risk of cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.

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  • What is myofunctional therapy?

    Myofunctional therapy is an exercise-based treatment that focuses on the muscles of the face and mouth. It aims to improve oral and facial muscle function, which can have an impact on speech, breathing, and swallowing, as well as overall health.

  • Is myofunctional therapy suitable for all age groups?

    Myofunctional therapy can benefit people of all ages, from children to adults. It is commonly used in pediatric cases to address early habits and can also be effective for adults dealing with various oral and facial muscle issues.

  • How long does myofunctional therapy take to show results?

    The time it takes to see results can vary depending on the individual’s condition and the severity of the issues being addressed. Typically, consistent practice of recommended exercises, along with proper guidance from a therapist, can lead to improvements over several weeks to months.

Enhance Your Oral Health with Myofunctional Therapy

If you have more questions about myofunctional therapy, please contact Bookcliff Family Dental and we will be happy to discuss them with you.

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Bookcliff Family Dental

2478 Patterson Rd Ste 3
Grand Junction, CO 81505
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