We’re willing to bet that if we polled our patients to ask whether they’d like to improve the quality of their sleep, the answer would be a resounding “Yes!”. We have some good news: myofunctional therapy can improve your sleep quality, and we’re proud to have a team of myofunctional therapists that can work to address your needs at Dental Solutions of Columbus.
What Is Myofunctional Therapy?
Orofacial myofunctional therapy — say that three times fast — is used to treat various mouth and facial disorders. The therapy works by retraining your brain and mouth to function properly. Myofunctional therapy is used to treat a wide variety of issues such as improper swallowing, chewing problems, TMJ disorder, facial aesthetics, and more.
Myofunctional Therapy & Your Sleep
Many of our patients experience sleep-disordered breathing from sleep apnea, snoring, and other causes. Myofunctional therapy can help. Through therapy, our therapists can work with you to improve the resting position of your lips while you sleep as well as strengthen your tongue. This strengthens your oral muscles, helps keep your tongue from collapsing into your airway, and can ease snoring and reduce breathing interruptions from sleep apnea.
Is Myofunctional Therapy Only For Adults?
The earlier we can start to treat sleep-disordered breathing and other issues, the better. For example, we treat infants via tongue thrust therapy, which helps infants learn the proper swallowing technique and stop the tongue thrust. From infants to seniors, myofunctional therapy can provide benefits that improve the function of your mouth during the day and while you’re asleep.
Myofunctional Therapy at Dental Solutions of Columbus
If you believe you or a loved one may benefit from myofunctional therapy, call our office to schedule a consultation. We’ll examine you for signs of improper oral posture, which can signal an orofacial myofunctional disorder. Then, we’ll begin working to treat it. To schedule your consultation or ask our team any questions about myofunctional order, call our Columbus office today!
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