New Patients: (812) 801-4078
Current Patients: (812) 273-2388
Online Scheduling

What to Know About Myofunctional Therapy from Your Madison Dentist

added on: April 20, 2023
My Rivertown Dentist in Madison

Say it with us — Myofunctional Therapy. Your Madison dentist knows all about it and its benefits, firsthand. Myofunctional Therapy is a surgery-free, natural practice that works strategically with your muscles in the lips, tongue, cheeks, and face. This gives us the right tools to prevent, evaluate, and treat a number of oral health issues that can be painful and invasive to your everyday life.

Take a moment to understand a little more about how Myofunctional Therapy works for you at My Rivertown Dentist, courtesy of Dr. Ashley Lee and her team. 

Understanding How Myofunctional Therapy Can Work for You

Myofunctional Therapy uses neuromuscular re-patterning in order to create new habits for:

  • Breathing
  • Swallowing
  • How our muscles function during rest

If you think about it, when your muscles are moving in harmony, the jaw can develop properly and create plenty of space for adult teeth. When they’re not moving in harmony, that’s when problems like crooked teeth, obstructed breathing, and even TMJ disorders develop. By creating new habits now through natural movements and sleep appliances, problems can be avoided without surgery. It may even eliminate the need for braces! This therapeutic method can also be used to correct problems that may have developed as a result of improper muscle function, such as muscle imbalance, orthodontic relapse, and more.

Myofunctional Therapy Can Help You Breathe and Sleep Better Too

Research shows that Myofunctional Therapy in Madison may also be an effective treatment option for sleep-disordered breathing in both children and adults. This relates to a group of potentially dangerous sleep conditions that can cause snoring or a reduction in airflow. We can help you live a life that’s free from snoring and snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Myofunctional Therapy treatment is safe and relatively inexpensive. Patients at My Rivertown Dentist have found this to be a sensible alternative to treatments like the annoying CPAP (continuous positive airway) or invasive surgery. 

How Do I Learn More About Myofunctional Therapy at My Rivertown Dentist?

It’s no secret that our Madison dental office is innovative and on top of what’s happening in dentistry today. That’s why we’re proud to be the only Madison dentist providing Myofunctional Therapy by an Oral Myofunctional Therapist. 

Courtney Mathews brings to you  her experience helping patients of all ages develop better breathing habits. Inspired by the possibilities of this natural, homeopathic method of treatment she has named her area of expertise Inspire at Rivertown. Courtney is scheduling consultations so that you can find out more about Myofunctional Therapy and whether it might be the key to solving a variety of oral health problems. We also invite you to join our new Facebook group, designed to educate and inform our Madison families on children’s sleep conditions that may have gone undiagnosed.

Don’t hesitate to call our Madison dental office or fill out the form on this page to set up a consultation to learn everything you want to know about Myofunctional Therapy.