Myofunctional Therapy

What is Myofunctional Therapy?

Highly Effective Physical Therapy Exercises to Improve Breathing, Bite, and Orofacial Posture.

Myofunctional therapy is a treatment that examines how the tongue and oral muscles move and function. Many people experience low muscle tone and swallowing issues that can lead to health problems. Our Myofunctional Therapy Program involves exercises and therapies that help patients change habits and improve low muscle tone. This promotes proper tongue placement, breathing, speaking, chewing and swallowing, which can have a huge impact on their overall health and wellbeing.

If you’re experiencing any of the following, you may benefit from Myofunctional Therapy:

  • Mouth breathing
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn
  • TMJ pain
  • Thumb/Finger sucking
  • Nail-biting
  • A routine habit of resting with the lips apart
myofunctional therapy adults
  • A forward resting posture of the tongue between or against the teeth
  • Sleep Apnea and/or Snoring
  • Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
  • Low resting tongue
  • Tongue-tie
  • Tongue thrust
  • Open bite
  • Other harmful oral habits

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders are often related to or can contribute to a variety of medical and dental disorders. These disorders can include:

  • Malocclusion (improper alignment of the teeth)
  • Periodontal disorders
  • Orthodontic relapse
  • Changes associated with abnormal jaw growth and position
  • Sleep apnea

Myofunctional therapy has changed my life for the better!


“I had been through so much dental frustration in my life—braces as a kid, more braces, and jaw surgery as an adult—before I found Madison. I cried at our first appointment because I finally felt like I was in the right place!


Madison took the time to fully listen and correctly identified the tongue tie that was contributing to all my frustration. With her dedication and help, I sleep better, experience less jaw pain, my teeth have stopped moving around, and I have fewer sinus difficulties.


Myofunctional therapy has changed my life for the better, and Madison is the loveliest person for the job! She will make you feel heard and respected every session. Cannot recommend her highly enough!” – ES, Dexter

We examine many aspects of the airway during our myofunctional evaluation and therapy, including: 

What Can Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Accomplish?

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy involves an individualized program to help the patient retrain these adaptive patterns of muscle function, and to create and maintain a healthy orofacial environment. Treatment goals may include the following:

  • Normalize tongue and lip resting postures
  • Establish nasal breathing patterns
  • Eliminate improper chewing and swallowing patterns
  • Stabilize the dentition from extraneous orofacial muscle movement
  • Address harmful oral habits including:
    • Prolonged pacifier use
    • Thumb and/or finger sucking
    • Fingernail, cheek, or lip biting
    • Tongue sucking
    • Clenching or grinding of the teeth

Benefits of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy may include:

  • Correcting and improving tongue and lip postures which can aid in the development of normal patterns of dental eruption and alignment.
  • Assisting in the stabilization of the teeth during and/or after orthodontic treatment or jaw surgery
  • Identifying the need and referring for Speech therapy.
  • Balanced moods
  • Clearer thinking
  • Healthy energy
  • Better facial symmetry 
  • Reducing snoring 
  • Ability to move oral muscles properly
  • Increasing the tone and mobility of oral structures which can be damaged in sleep apnea patients
  • Correct use of oral structures i.e. the tongue, lip and cheek muscles will help breathing, swallowing, suction and chewing


    We follow precautions for COVID-19 to keep everyone safe.  


    Payment Options

    We provide a variety of individualized health packages to meet your budget and needs.


    Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
    myofunctional therapy adults
    myofunctional therapy children

    Schedule your appointment Now

    We follow precautions for COVID-19 to keep everyone safe.

    Pin It on Pinterest

    Share This