Myofunctional Therapy in Bothell Washington

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Myofunctional Therapy

What is Myofunctional Therapy?

Myofunctional therapy is a program of highly effective exercises that helps restore proper nasal breathing, swallowing and function to the muscles of the mouth and face. It involves strengthening the tongue and orofacial muscles by teaching individuals how to engage the muscles appropriately. When proper function is restored, health is optimized! 

Proper diagnosis allows for targeted and effective exercises for oral posture retraining to promote better health with goals to improve breathing, reduce pain, and enhance 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
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
  • Neck pain
  • Thumb sucking
  • Nail biting
  • Sleep apnea/Snoring
  • ADHD
  • Asthma

Myfunctional therapy works for all ages.

This type of therapy works very well on children and adolescents since they’re growing. Adults with sleep issues also 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 sleep apnea
  • Better facial symmetry
  • Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea reduction
  • Ability to move oral muscles properly
  • Increasing the tone and mobility of oral structures

A personalized approach to Myofunctional Therapy in Bothell Washington

At Tongues ‘N Cheeks Myofunctional therapy, my mission is to help everyone I can Breathe, Sleep and feel Energized! My experiences as a dental hygienist, yoga teacher, youth coach and  parent combine to make me a myofunctional therapist who coaches people on their journey to improved health with empathy, positive energy and a knack for helping people understand what’s going on in their body and how myo will help them be healthier.

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