Myofunctional Therapy – Chicago, IL

Improve Your Oral Function For a Healthier Life

At Pure Dental Spa, our team of dental experts believes in offering top-of-the-line sevices that are designed to improve the life of every patient. When eating, speaking, swallowing, and breathing becomes difficult because of a lack of strength in your tongue and/or facial muscles, we want to help change the way you do everyday life. With myofunctional therapy in Chicago, our team can start to rebuild and improve your orofacial muscles, allowing you to take on normal daily movement with greater ease. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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Why Choose Pure Dental Spa for Myofunctional Therapy?

  • Better Orthodontic Outcomes & Prevention of Relapse
  • Potential Removal of Occlusal Guard for Teeth Grinding
  • Optimal Results When Treating Sleep Apnea/Snoring

What is Myofunctional Therapy?

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Myofunctional therapy is designed to improve oral function through the use of exercise-based therapy. This type of treatment is similar to how physical therapists use specialized techniques to strengthen muscles and joints throughout the body that have been weakened due to injury, genetics, or other issues.

By implementing a plan to strengthen and train your tongue and other muscles throughout your mouth and face, you can begin to eat, breathe, speak, and swallow without difficulty.

The goal is to move the tongue and facial muscles into the proper position and posture, so you no longer experience challenges common to those with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs).

What Myofunctional Therapy Treats

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When meeting with our team for an in-person consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for treatment, we will not only examine your facial and oral structures using the latest dental technologies (i.e., digital X-rays, Cone Beam Scanner), but we’ll also discuss your concerns and any current issues you’re experiencing as it pertains to your eating, speaking, swallowing, and breathing habits.

Myofunctional therapy is known to treat the following issues:

  • Mouth breathing
  • Temporomandibular joint pain
  • Teeth grinding (Bruxism)
  • Crowded teeth
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea
  • Thumb sucking
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Clenching your teeth
  • Congestion

Apart from the difficulties you might face when swallowing, speaking, or breathing, you might also take note of how your cheeks appear (they may look flat) or if your jaws appear recessed. These are often clear indicators that something is not working correctly and myofunctional therapy may be beneficial.

Patients who visit our office for myofunctional therapy are often referred in an effort to receive better orthodontic outcomes, improvements surrounding snoring and sleep apnea, the possible elimination of occlusal guards for teeth grinding, treatment of open mouth breathing, and even elimination of thumb sucking.

Get Started With Myofunctional Therapy Today

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If you’re tired of your mouth and face feeling fatigued each day, and you’re ready to improve your oral function, consider scheduling a virtual or in-person assessment with a member of our team! At Pure Dental Spa, we have a myofunctional therapist who is ready to help you embrace a better life. With a full assessment, we can determine if myofunctional therapy will be the right treatment option for you. Contact us today!

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