Knowing when to initiate myofunctional therapy treatment can be challenging. Is it critical to get you to the wellness goals you have it mind? Can it be effective enough to produce results? Can it realistically fit into your daily schedule? With numerous considerations and conflicting views on the efficacy it is understandable that you would want to know if orofacial myofunctional therapy is a true need.
Enhancing access to care is a passion of ours. This team works tirelessly to ensure that people of all ages and any socioeconomic status can achieve optimal myofunctional therapy especially when on a budget, without compromising quality. We are excited to announce that we have finally launched the F.R.E.E. Your Tongue advanced course! Affordable pre… Continue reading Affordable Pre and Post Tongue Tie Release Exercises
Myofunctional therapy is the most lateral career change a registered dental hygienist burned out and ready to change careers and get out of the dental operatory. For those brave hygienists ready to up-level their careers we present the guide, 5 Days and 5 Ways to go from RDH to OMT. No matter where you are… Continue reading RDH to OMT
There's always a sense of unusual that floods my thoughts when pain arises. A feeling of not being welcome in my own body. If I could just get back to "normal," or that feeling where you do not have much if any awareness of a particular body part; I would do anything for that return… Continue reading Naturally Managing Head Pain
An Open Response on the Other Side of a "Dubious" Fix to Oral Posture By 1925 there were more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and researched publications regarding myofunctional therapy, a therapy that nearly 100 years later has faced much criticism. Led by the negative experience of a woman and various social media posts where… Continue reading The Evidenced Based World of Myofunctional Therapy
Simply because you recently learned of myofunctional therapy, does not mean it is new. The first mention of myofunctional therapy and the impact of proper functional of the facial and tongue muscles on oral development happened in 1918! Myofunctional therapy origins go all the way back to the father of orthodontics, Dr. Edward Angle. His… Continue reading Can myofunctional therapy prevent the need for braces? An example of pseudo-myofunctional therapy in the 90s
Can’t afford myofunctional therapy, orthodontic appliance alternatives, and bodywork in managing your airway centered disorder? You are likely not alone. The gap of inequity, especially among minorities and low income households in affordable options and access to care is increasing. One of the many silent consequences of this global pandemic. Health care is continuously evolving… Continue reading The Growing Disparity and Poor Affordability in Airway
These are interesting and trying times across the globe. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading and the world is grappling with new realities and possibilities. In this time of stress and worry there is a high probability that you may not be getting much sleep. Worst of all, the sleep you get may lack quality restoration.… Continue reading The Sleep Apnea Solution You Haven't Tried
It took 10 years and a pediatric dentist for me to realize that I was a terrible mother. I fell into the trap of taking the pediatrician at her word. She said they would grow out of these problems, she advised medication for years before I regretfully succumbed, and she said it was all normal.… Continue reading My kids were ignored, heed my warning: Don’t let doctors ignore yours
So you had what you thought was going to be a routine dental or medical evaluation and your provider has just informed you that you and/or your child has a breathing or airway issue. You are understandably confused and possibly have been given too much information about a problem you never knew existed. You have… Continue reading An airway issue has been identified…now what?
There's always that point in a career where you start to second guess your trajectory. In dental hygiene, unfortunately, it comes sooner than most other careers. With the introduction of COVID-19 precautions and additional PPE requirements, many are lost navigating a world of workplace satisfaction and safety. Then there's the thought about how much you… Continue reading How to become a myofunctional therapist?
Two of the most common Google searches regarding this subject is by those entering "is myofunctional therapy legit" and "is myofunctional therapy a scam?" There is nothing wrong with skepticism, it's a human quality that protects us. Had more people Googled "is the Fyre Festival a scam," prior to paying for it, that may have… Continue reading Myofunctional Therapy Doesn’t Work: Top 3 Reasons Why
From the womb my eldest daughter found her greatest comfort. No, not me or my womb. Not the nourishment from the umbilical cord, or security of the amniotic fluid. Her thumb encroached on my rightful space as her greatest comfort before we could even meet. For a decade we battled about her love of that… Continue reading Free Thumb Sucking Elimination Program