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What is Myofunctional Therapy at My Rivertown Dentist?

added on: January 11, 2023
My Rivertown Dentist in Madison

Do you like to exercise? Well, then, Myofunctional Therapy, courtesy of your Madison dentist, could be a perfect fit for you. But what does it treat? How about TMJ issues, jaw pain, and so much more? Let’s learn about how this pain-relieving, life-saving treatment has helped countless patients under the expert guidance of Dr. Ashley Lee

Let’s Get Physical

Are you confused about what Myofunctional Therapy is and what place it even has in our dental office in Madison? Relax, and let us help you figure it all out. Think of this as a type of physical therapy, much like you’re made to do post-surgery. This physical therapy is focused on your muscles that help control your mouth, face, and tongue. Through special exercises, we can alleviate pain and train your muscles for better breathing, speaking, chewing, and swallowing. Doesn’t that sound nice? If left untreated, a host of health issues could arise, such as:

  • Sleep apnea and snoring
  • Orthodontic relapse
  • TMJ pain
  • Headaches, neck, and facial pain
  • Heart conditions
  • High blood pressure
  • Foggy brain and memory loss

At the root of Myofunctional Therapy is restoring proper breathing because it will, in turn, improve all of these health conditions we’ve mentioned here. It’s important to know that the four main goals of this kind of dental treatment are (1) nasal breathing, (2) lips closed, (3) tongue on the roof of your mouth, (4) and proper swallowing pattern. 

Imagine relief through easy exercises that anyone can do at any age. Myofunctional Therapy is 100 percent safe, non-surgically invasive, and affordable. Imagine being a healthier you because there are no downsides to better breathing and swallowing. 

Why Haven’t I Heard of Myofunctional Therapy

We’re proud to be the only Madison dental office that offers state-of-the-art Myofunctional Therapy by an Oral Myofunctional Therapist — Courtney Mathews. As more patients hear about its benefits, Myofunctional Therapy continues to be more recognized in the dental industry. We invite you to talk with Courtney to learn more! We understand if you have questions. Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, helping patients of all ages develop healthier breathing habits. Inspired by the possibilities of this natural, homeopathic treatment method, she has named her area of expertise Inspire at Rivertown. Schedule your consultation with Courtney today to see if Myofunctional Therapy is the right choice for you or someone in your family. Join our Facebook group designed to educate and inform families in Madison on children’s sleep conditions that often go misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed!