Mercer Island, WA (425) 298-7801
If you wonder if myofunctional therapy would be helpful, this is where you start. A 30-minute complimentary phone consultation gives you an opportunity to ask all your questions and find out if an comprehensive assessment is indicated.
A 90-minute assessment of your oral function. Through listening to your concerns and symptoms, non-invasive measurements, simple exercise samples, pictures, and casual observations, it is determine if therapy is indicated and if so, a program specific to your primary concerns is created.
A myofunctional therapy program focused on your concerns as well as dysfunction found during the comprehensive assessment. Therapy aims to establish such health points as day- and night-time nasal breathing, a strong lip seal, healthy tongue posture at rest, and a proper swallow pattern. It usually includes 10 – 14 sessions of therapy.
Are you or your child struggling with an unhealthy oral habit, such as thumb sucking, nail biting, and prolonged pacifier use? Are you ready to give it your best to break the habit? This program is designed to help you do exactly that. It involves therapy sessions, important “homework”, as well as check-ins by phone.
Myofunctional therapy is often just one part of a bigger treatment program on the journey to a healthy mouth and body. In an interdisciplinary program, myofunctional therapy is provided before, during, or after therapy provided by other professionals. Some examples are listed below.
This program collaborates with dentists and ENTs who specialize in frenum releases. Myofunctional therapy provides necessary pre and post release support.
This program collaborates with orthodontists when oral dysfunction has been determined to interfere with orthodontic treatment.
This program collaborates with medical and dental sleep specialists. Addressing myofunctional disorders has shown to improve some airway conditions and complement therapy provided by other specialists.
This program works with physicians in providing their patients with primarily nasal breathing re-training. .
This program works with TMJ specialists when myofunctional disorders have been diagnosed. This program works to supplement and complement therapy provided by TMJ specialists.
This program works with pain specialists by providing their patients with supportive myofunctional therapy when indicated. Oral dysfunction can lead to compensatory muscle and soft tissue dysfunction which in turn can contribute to chronic pain.