Nasal breathing filters, moistens and warms the air particles as it passes through the nasal cavity into the lungs, increasing nitric oxide which reduces inflammation and improves airway function.
Our tongue is nature's palatal expander and allows the face to grow in an forward and horizontal growth pattern.
Protect your orthodontic investment! Teeth erupted in a crooked pattern due to a dysfunction of the orofacial complex. Changing the structure with braces does not correct the function. This is why your teeth can move after braces- I can help!
Our Lips are nature's braces, keeping the lips together during rest and chewing allows the facial muscles to work harmoniously without extra effort
A tongue thrust swallow puts unneeded pressure on the teeth, causing unnecessary force and malocclusion
Using the muscles of the orofacial complex properly will prevent negative growth patterns
Proper muscle strength
Proper muscle balance
Proper muscle function
Oral habits such as thumb sucking or extended pacifier use can increase mouth breathing and other dysfunctions causing dental misalignments and other dental and health concerns.
Success with any of these goals requires a team of professionals. Myofunctional therapy is an important piece of that puzzle.
A board certified orofacial myologist will have additional training, education and experience in achieving these goals for the best long term result.
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