Myofunctional therapy is aimed at strengthening the muscles used to chew and swallow and improve movement patterns.
The correct functioning of tongue and mouth muscles has a large impact on the development of the skull and teeth, healthiness of the teeth, posture, quality of sleep and even ability to work. Myofunctional therapy supplements orthodontic treatment and sleep treatment, leading to a more permanent outcome.
Our myofunctional therapists receive patients of all ages.
We recommend seeing a myofunctional therapist with the following concerns:
wrong resting position of the tongue
wrong swallowing pattern
weak muscles in the mouth, tongue and soft palate
pains in jaw joints or in the neck
clicking or popping in jaw joints, painful chewing or asymmetry
bad habits associated with mouth and jaw muscles (such as thumb sucking, teeth clenching and grinding, biting lips or pencils)
post-surgical therapy (practicing nose breathing)