The way you breathe can profoundly affect your body. Breathing through your nose is the natural way our bodies were meant to breathe. The nose filters, warms and adds moisture to the air. Healthy Nitric Oxide (NO) is produced in the paranasal sinuses and released into the body when we nasal breath.
Nitric Oxide will help reduce many inflammatory diseases. Therefore, when your airway becomes compromised it has a detrimental impact on your overall health.
One of the goals for therapy is to correct tongue posture. The tongue is meant to occupy the entire roof of the mouth. It is the natural expander and retainer for the palate. Good tongue posture enables correct growth of the teeth and facial development. When the tongue sits on the bottom of the mouth it can obstruct the airway and cause many breathing disorders including sleep apnea.
The simple act of breathing with a closed mouth reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In fact, recent studies have shown lip seal promotes better sleep quality.
Using simple and painless exercises, this therapy can strengthen and correct your muscles to improve the function of your airway. Better yet, with a personalized therapy plan, you will be able to eat, speak, sleep, and breathe properly while boosting your self-esteem.
During your initial 60-90 minute appointment, our therapist will ask you a series of questions, capture images, and obtain a thorough health history.
The cost of therapy varies depending on your individual conditions and the number of therapy sessions required. For your convenience in-office financing is available.
Therapy sessions typically take 30-45 minutes and are scheduled every 2-3 weeks. We will focus on nasal breathing (day and night) and proper tongue resting position with good lip seal. Therapy typically takes 5-10 months depending on your needs and the complexity of your conditions. Most often, we collaborate with other airway focused providers to offer a team approach for the best therapy and a successful outcome.
Airway disorders affect adults, children, adolescents, and teens, causing the following symptoms:
If you or a family member experiences any of the above symptoms, you may benefit from our various exercise and treatment programs. Our breathing specialists can help diagnose the cause of your issue, discuss your needs, and guide you to renewed health.
Please contact us for a consultation and discover how myofunctional therapy could change your life.
Sleep apnea is a severe sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing momentarily while you sleep. This is caused by your airway collapsing.
Myofunctional therapy helps treat this condition in two important ways. Firstly, the therapy keeps your tongue in its natural position on the palate to allow for correct airflow. Secondly, our team helps you strengthen your throat muscles to ensure they don't collapse.
Both phases relieve sleep apnea's common symptoms and encourage a good night's sleep.
Most people think of orthodontics as a permanent solution to a misaligned bite or a crooked smile. In many cases orthodontic relapse occurs, resulting in repeated rounds of orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic relapse is when teeth move into unfavorable positions after treatment. Tongue thrust, mouth breathing, and an incorrect tongue position are all contributors towards orthodontic relapse. Myofunctional therapy can address many of these issues by correcting your tongue's posture and bringing balance to your bite. Our specialists prescribe individualized exercises to help you and your orthodontist make the most of your orthodontic treatment.
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