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Why We Love Myofunctional Therapy and ‘Inspire at Rivertown’

added on: February 8, 2022
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Have you ever heard of Myofunctional Therapy? We’re willing to guess most people don’t know what it is, why it’s so beneficial, and what in the world it’s even used for — especially at My Rivertown Dentist. Simply put: It’s a natural practice that works with your muscles located in your lips, tongue, cheeks, and face to help prevent, evaluate, and treat several oral health issues. No surgery is necessary! 

How Does Myofunctional Therapy Work?

Myofunctional Therapy can be a successful solution because it uses neuromuscular re-patterning to create new habits in your breathing, swallowing, and how your muscles function at rest. It’s about creating a certain balance between your muscles to move in harmony, allowing for proper jaw development and creating space for adult teeth to come in which is why it’s beneficial for younger patients. When things aren’t working together as they should, other health issues could arise, such as: 

  • Crooked teeth
  • Bad bite
  • Obstructed breathing
  • TMJ disorders and discomfort

By creating new habits through natural movements, new habits, 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 issues that may have developed due to improper muscle function, such as muscle imbalance, orthodontic relapse, and more.

What is ‘Inspire at Rivertown’?

Under the expert guidance of Dr. Ashley Lee, My Rivertown Dentist in Madison is the ONLY dentist in our area providing Myofunctional Therapy from a highly-trained Oral Myofunctional Therapist named Courtney Mathews. She brings her unique experience of helping patients of all ages develop better breathing habits exclusively to our dental office in Madison. Inspired by the possibilities of this natural, homeopathic treatment method, she has named her area of expertise Inspire at Rivertown.

How to Get Started

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. Check out today. Set up your FREE consultation!