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What is Myofunctional Therapy?

Put simply, myofunctional therapy is a program used to correct the improper function of the tongue and facial muscles. It involves strengthening of the tongue and orofacial muscles by teaching individuals how to engage the muscles in the appropriate position.

Using highly effective physical therapy exercises to improve breathing, bite, and orofacial posture.

Proper identification allows for targeted and effective physical therapy exercises for oral posture retraining to promote better health with goals to improve breathing, reduce pain, and enhance the quality of life.

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Who can benefit from Myofunctional Therapy?

Myofunctional therapy may benefit those who suffer from a variety of ailments, including:

  • Headaches
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn
  • Bloating/Stomach pain
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
  • Neck pain
  • Thumb sucking/Pacifier use
  • Nail-biting
  • Orthodontic relapse
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Breathing problems
  • Ear pain/Infections/Tinnitus

Myfunctional therapy works for all ages.

Although this type of therapy works best on children and adolescents, adults also can benefit. Your body is always changing and remodeling itself—and myofunctional therapy capitalizes on the fact that your jawbones are among the most dynamic bones in the entire body. That means they’re more receptive to the forces released when performing myofunctional therapy.

Of all the treatment options available, myofunctional therapy is probably the least invasive. In many cases, all we’re talking about is performing some simple exercises for a few minutes a day. You can often do these exercises anytime and anywhere you want. Do them while you’re watching TV or while you’re cooking dinner. You can even do them while driving to work.

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Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy?

  • Improved speech
  • Reduction in teeth grinding
  • Reduced nasal obstruction
  • Reduction in snoring and sleep apnea
  • Improved alignment of teeth
  • Better facial symmetry
  • Ability to move oral muscles properly
  • Increasing the tone and mobility of oral structures
  • Correct use of oral structures

A personalized approach to Myofunctional Therapy in Hagerstown, MD

Eat Sleep Breathe’s approach to myofunctional therapy is to address and treat patients as unique individuals with unique needs and goals.  Our approach is to find the root cause of your health concerns, to have fun and enjoy our therapy time together.  Maybe…myofunctional therapy is just what you have been searching for but didn’t know it existed!

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