Dr. Gena Schultheis and associates may recommend myofunctional therapy to correct the function of your tongue and facial muscles. Myofunctional treatments are designed to improve your ability to perform daily actions such as breathing, chewing and swallowing so that you can enjoy a healthier lifestyle and better oral function. We welcome you to call Calvert Smiles at 410-257-7200 to schedule your consultation with our dentists and learn more about the benefits of myofunctional therapy in Dunkirk, Maryland.
Myofunctional therapy works to improve your health and function through a series of easy, painless and customized exercises. These exercises help you to breathe properly through your nose, chew and swallow correctly, and create a lip seal. By practicing these exercises regularly, you can achieve a healthy and properly aligned smile and facial structure.
Myofunctional therapy is commonly used to correct issues such as:
- Airway obstruction
- Mouth breathing
- Tongue thrusting
- Thumb and finger sucking
- TMJ disorders
- Orthodontic relapse
- Forward head posture
- Lisps and other speech impediments
- Bruxism (clenching and grinding)
- Chronic fatigue
For more information about myofunctional therapy and to set up an appointment with our dentists and team, please contact our office today. We are looking forward to working with you and providing the relief you need!