Myofunctional Therapy for Wellness Wednesday

It’s Wellness Wednesday and that means it’s time to take note of your overall and oral health.

In today’s Wellness Wednesday, Dr. Mike Morris from Chittenden Dental talks about myofunctional therapy.

What is Myofunctional Therapy?

Your bioesthetic dentist in Burlington explains that myofunctional therapy is an exercise based therapy for your chewing system. In other words, myofunctional therapy is a healthcare approach with goals to exercise your face, tongue, mouth and airway by a specially designed exercise program to allow for normal and health functions including swallowing, chewing, speaking and proper breathing.

Myofunctional therapy is a safe and effective approach that uses neuromuscular re-education. So just like physical therapy for your other bodily muscles and systems, myofunctional therapy re-educates your chewing system for proper and normal function.

These exercises teach your muscles, nerves, and brain how to function properly and in coordination with one another. Your myofunctional therapist in Burlington will develop customized exercises for your unique situation.

Every exercise plan trains the muscles around your face, mouth and tongue. Your myofunctional therapist designs each exercise plan to help you eat and talk without dysfunction and to more easily enjoy life.

Myofunctional Therapy in Burlington

Myofunctional therapy improves your facial posture, breathing, bite and other Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs).

The training exercises created by your team target the mouth, airway, neck and face. This helps the tongue reach optimal position, resting on the roof of the mouth and out of your airway.

This type of therapy is miraculous in that it can actually transform your entire appearance as it helps lengthen the structure of your face and helps to maintain the width of your dental arches at the same time.

Bioesthetic Dentistry and Myofunctional Therapy

Most dental teams in Burlington do not offer this type of therapy as it takes additional training and further education. Dr. Morris and his team have the training thats necessary to help you to be the best version of yourself: healthy and functional!  Bioesthetic dentistry and myofunctional therapy go hand in hand to elevate your care way above the standard to optimal care.

As a bioesthetic dentist, Dr. Morris believes in a healthy chewing system to avoid tooth, dental restoration and jaw (TMJ) problems. It really has everything to do with your bite, airway, muscles and your jaw joints.

If you would like to learn more about myofunctional therapy, send a direct message and schedule an appointment with Chittenden Dental and don’t forget to tune in each week for Wellness Wednesday with Dr. Mike Morris!


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