What is Myofunctional Therapy?

To put it simply, it is similar to physical therapy, for the tongue and mouth. Many people are unaware of the role the tongue plays in shaping the dental arches, and the surrounding structures of the mouth. When the tongue is not in proper position and not functioning optimally, it can lead to detrimental structural effects in the mouth.

These include: narrow dental arches, crooked teeth, open bites, crossbites, changes in facial developmentā€¦the list goes on.  Improper tongue and muscle function over time may also contribute to problems with breathing (more specifically mouth breathing), snoring, sleep, chewing issues, neck strain, jaw pain, and headaches. Myofunctional therapy helps to restore optimal form and function to the tongue and oral muscles.

If you think you may have a problem and  would like to get more information, call us at 702 734 0776 and schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Lee.