Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy is a program used to correct the improper function of the tongue and facial muscles.  It involves strengthening of the tongue and orofacial muscles by teaching individuals how to engage the muscles to the appropriate position.

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Mouth Breathing

 

Individuals with predominant mouth breathing (or insufficient habitual nasal breathing) often develop maladaptive habits and patterns of orofacial function that may impact various conditions including:
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  • Facial skeletal growth (maxillofacial development)

  • Sleep-disordered breathing (including snoring and sleep apnea)

  • Nasal obstruction

  • Oral hygiene and dental problems

  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

  • Neck and shoulder tension

  • Speech problems

  • Facial esthetics

  • And more....

Research

Recent research has shown that myofunctional therapy may reduce the symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (such as snoring), and ameliorate mild to moderate OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).

Call 407-425-0087 and make an appointment with Dr. King if you suffer from sleep apnea or experience sleep-disordered breathing.

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