Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy can help reduce the risk for kids and adults of requiring complex orthodontic treatment and even surgery due to:

  • mouth breathing
  • thumb or finger sucking
  • blanket or clothes sucking
  • lip sucking
  • lip pursing or tightening
  • soother or pacifier use
  • pen or pencil biting
  • nail biting
  • abnormal tongue rest posture
  • abnormal swallow
  • overuse of facial muscles with chewing and swallowing
  • open mouth chewing
It’s been long assumed that genetics decides our appearance, but we know now that there are other factors that guide the shape of the face and jaws. Consistent forces, like the tongue, can alter the growth of the jaws and final position of the teeth. It’s hard to believe that something soft like the tongue can affect something as hard as teeth and bone, but the constant pressure in the wrong places can lead to many unwanted effects.

The most obvious signs of an unwanted tongue habit are significant spacing between the teeth, flared teeth, and noticeable crowding.

A patient might not know they have a harmful tongue habit until they seek out orthodontics to correct these concerns.

With 40 muscles in your face and 8 muscles in your tongue, it’s important they all work together in tandem to carry out their important job of speaking, chewing, swallowing, and keeping your airway open.

Patients at any age see benefits after completing myofunctional therapy, but the earlier a patient can eliminate these problems, the better. Providing myofunctional therapy to children yields lifelong benefits and helps to prevent the undesirable consequences while still early in life.
A consultation with our orofacial myofunctional therapist thoroughly assesses all these potential tongue habits, and pathologies of the oral cavity like restricted oral tissues and deficiencies in the airway. You are then provided an individualized re-training program to ensure the tongue and the mouth behaves as it should.

Contact us today to discover the benefits of Myofunctional therapy services.

Our Services

Orthodontics

Clear aligner orthodontic treatments use a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into an ideal position.

Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy can help reduce the risk for kids and adults of requiring complex orthodontic treatment and even surgery.

Retainers

A retainer helps keep your teeth in a specific position after aligner therapy has ended.
Which retainer is right for me?

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the simple procedure of removing the stains from the teeth’ surfaces !

Our Services

Orthodontics

Clear aligner orthodontic treatments use a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into an ideal position.

Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy can help reduce the risk for kids and adults of requiring complex orthodontic treatment and even surgery

RETAINERS

A retainer helps keep your teeth in a specific position after aligner therapy has ended.

Which retainer is right for me?


Your orthodontist will discuss your options for retainers at your fitting appointment.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the simple procedure of removing the stains from the teeth’ surfaces. Teeth whitening is among the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today.