Myofunctional Therapy in Encinitas, CA
Myofunctional Therapy in Encinitas, CA

Your tongue’s resting position can affect your chewing, swallowing, and speaking. Our dentist can help correct an abnormal tongue position using myofunctional therapy. The therapy uses a series of physical therapy exercises that help improve your bite, facial posture, and breathing when you have orofacial myofunctional disorders.

When performing the exercises, our dentist targets the neck, face, and soft tissue of the mouth to attain optimal tongue position and oral rest posture. Orofacial myofunctional disorders can affect anyone at any age; therefore, our treatment is customized depending on your age and symptoms. We offer myofunctional therapy for adults and kids alike.

What is Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder?

An orofacial myofunctional disorder arises when an abnormal jaw, lip, or tongue position affects the development and function of orofacial structures. The disorder can negatively impact chewing, talking, swallowing, and breastfeeding. The disorder can also affect jaw movement, facial looks, and oral hygiene.

What Issues Does Myofunctional Therapy Address?

A myofunctional therapy near you can help resolve numerous problems, including:

  • TMJ disorders
  • Sleep-disordered breathing
  • Facial pain
  • Tongue thrust

How Does Myofunctional Therapy Work?

Our orofacial myofunctional therapist creates an individualized program aimed at retraining your orofacial muscles and improving function. The training may include normalizing your tongue’s or lips resting position, establishing nasal breathing patterns, and eliminating bad habits such as thumb-sucking.

Our 16 week at-home program helps improve your quality of life. We can alleviate pain, improve sleep, and enhance breathing through therapy. Our myofunctional therapy for snoring will help restore ease with breathing. Our therapist provides you with exercises that you complete at home. You can increase your muscle coordination and strength by practicing these positions and movements. By using myofunctional speech therapy, we can help you speak normally.

Consult a Myofunctional Dentist Near You!

If you struggle with TMJ pain, snoring or sleep-disordered breathing, facial muscle pain, and other chronic airway issues, a myofunctional dentist near you at Sinclair Smiles can help.

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