With myofunctional therapy at Peak Sleep Airway, Sophia Nield, RDH, OM, can help you improve the function of your tongue and other facial muscles. If you are interested in learning more and starting your new treatment, contact Peak Sleep Airway at 435-535-3591 today and set up your appointment with our orofacial myologist! We are excited to help you improve your oral and overall health with myofunctional therapy in Logan, Utah.

If an issue with your child’s tongue or facial muscles is making it difficult for them to perform daily functions correctly, such as breathing, chewing, swallowing or speaking, our dentist may recommend myofunctional therapy. This treatment helps many patients achieve a healthier overall lifestyle by improving their oral functions.

Like other exercise-based therapies, myofunctional therapy, also known as orofacial myology, uses a series of simple, painless exercies designed to address your individual needs in order to improve the health and function of your mouth. Whether you or your child needs help learning to properly breathe through the nose, correctly chew or swallow, or correct a tongue thrust, we can help. Myofunctional therapy also has an added benefit of encouraging positive oral and skeletal development when introduced to children, helping them avoid future dental and orofacial problems. When practied on a regular basis, myofunctional exercises can help you achieve a healthy smile and propery aligned facial struction.

Myofunctional therapy can be used to address a number of orofacial myofunction disorders (OMD) or other issues, including:

  • Drooling
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Forward head posture
  • Orthodontic or braces relapse
  • Airway obstruction (sleep apnea)
  • TMJ disorders
  • Long face syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lisps and other speech impediments
  • Facial grimace
  • Thumb or finger sucking
  • Nail biting
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Binky use (how to stop using a binky)
  • Mouth breathing and nasal breathing
  • Orthodontic issues such as an open bite or crooked teeth
  • Tight frenum or tongue tie (frenectomy and post frenulum exercises)
  • Thumbsucking

You can learn more about myofunctional therapy by calling our office and scheduling a consultation with our experienced orofacial myologist. Our team is happy to help!