How much does myofunctional therapy cost?

Myofunctional therapy is like having a personal trainer for the muscles below your eyes until above your shoulders. The strengthening of your orofacial and oropharyngeal muscles helps facilitate proper breathing, chewing, and swallowing. It also helps with bad habits like thumbsucking, nail-biting, and tongue thrusting.

A perfect natural health solution to frequent congestion, asthma, sleep apnea, speech problems, tongue thrust, snoring, chronic ear infections, and many more. In fact, there are roughly 25 health benefits of myofunctional therapy.

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This natural and scientific therapeutic method is ideal to reach health goals that may have seemed unattainable. But at what cost?

Treatment

Traditionally, myofunctional therapy takes place in a one on one setting with a therapist teaching a personalized set of exercises and activities over a period of months. You meet either weekly or bi-weekly and continue to build upon skill sets during the course of treatment until you have reached habituation.

Traditional therapy ranges in price based on your therapist and location. Sessions can be charged per visit or as a part of a program fee.

Individual session fee range  $100 – $250 each

Program fee range $1,500 – $3,000

Modern therapy has evolved to include the addition of technology. Tele-therapy is now an option that many therapists are incorporating into their practices to treat patients conveniently from the comfort of their homes. Some practices have even incorporated a hybrid system into their treatment where you have some in-person sessions and some virtual. As with most technological advances, this can dramatically reduce your cost for a full program fee. However, individual sessions are still in the same range as traditional therapy.

Program fee range $700 – $2,500

Alternatives

If those numbers seemed unrealistic for your budget there are alternatives. While addressing the Airway Centered Disorders (ACD) that are often involved in the health problems listed in the graphic above are important, treatment is not limited to those with significant disposable income.

The Myo Spot was founded on the principle that myofunctional therapy is an essential therapeutic service that should be accessible and affordable. As a mother of four children, all of which had various manifestations of an airway centered disorder, second only to treatment being effective, affordability was a top priority upon establishing my practice. Traditional and modern therapy are both utilized and improved, with fees either starting below or on the lower scale of typical practice fees.

TMS program fee range $950 – $2,100

My dynamic myofunctional therapy that incorporates Reiki, VoiceGym, Restorative Breathing Method, affirmations and breathwork, has been combined into the highly effective Pivotal Breathing Method. Not only can you utilize teletherapy to receive professional myofunctional therapy treatments at home, but you can also use a professionally crafted therapy program to treat yourself. We offer two books that have a FULL program that leads you page by page to results similar to one-on-one treatment.

 

 

Myofunctional Therapy Made Better is an e-book available on Amazon with a 21-day guided program. You’re Breathing Wrong is a physical paperback journal available on Amazon with a 10-week guided program.

Self-guided books $2.99 – $23.95

Important Considerations

If you know you need myofunctional therapy and are unsure of which treatment options are best for you, consider these 3 things:

  1. Your learning style
  2. Your goals
  3. Your budget

Those who suffer from sensory issues or have difficulty learning without physical direction should not consider any myofunctional therapy program that involves teletherapy. Similarly, your goals should be attainable by your myofunctional therapist. Someone who desires specific relief from TMJ pain, sleep apnea, or tongue tie release, should work one-on-one with a therapist in lieu of self-treatment.

Finally, the budget you have available to address all of your needs when treating ACD, is an essential consideration. A team approach is often required and if your budget is tight, consider working with one member of the team at a time if applicable, or delaying treatment while you save. Or consider working with providers that are focused on affordable treatment options within their practice.

Regardless of which methods or providers you choose, ensure you make the decision to seek treatment you need in a manner that serves you and your budget appropriately.

My kids were ignored, heed my warning: Don’t let doctors ignore yours

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.

I’ll admit I started out motherhood at a deficit. I was just shy of 19 years old when I had him and 21 when I had her.

I tried desperately to breastfeed him as an infant, but his birth was fast and my recovery complicated, so we settled for bottle feeding. He was the perfect baby for the first 6 months. Most of the day was eating and sleeping with occasional quiet playtime. The moment we crossed over 6 months was a turn for his health. We battled stomach viruses that seemed to come one after the other, and sleeping became an issue so we co-slept. Which meant he slept while I dealt with blows from kicking and rolling all night.

He turned 2 and one month later he was a big brother. I resented her for coming into our lives and disrupting the time and attention I had for him. Looking back, I know I had postpartum because resent was a mild way of putting it.

With her, I didn’t want to go through the health struggles he has, so we were successful at breastfeeding. Almost without much effort from me. The only vice she had was thumb sucking. Though, admittedly, I was initially thankful for that, as he dropped his pacifier often and I knew I wouldn’t have to deal with her dropping her thumb on the floor of a retail store and wanting to place it back in.

By the time she hit 6 months, she was a loved and well-accepted member of our trio. However, we ceased being a trio by the time she was 3. I met my husband and we made 3 a full family of five.

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Insert chaos. He became a kindergartner, she stopped being potty trained and the baby girl S was an around the clock breast-feeder. The baby seemed to never be satiated, was particularly fussy, and had very poor sleep habits.

From kindergarten, teachers told me that they suspected he had issues. He was particularly “energetic” and difficult to “focus.” The pediatrician thought the teachers were too eager to label him with ADHD. At those appointments, I also mentioned that she, at age 3 then, would not sleep through the night, routinely wet the bed, and has numerous accidents during the day. The pediatrician wrote that off too as regression due to baby S.

Acceptable. I could and would wait it out. Only many of those problems never went away. Breastfeeding never got better and ended before I was ready due to a lack of supply. Sleep and fussiness was a consistent problem. He continued to struggle with attention as he moved up in grades.

By the time he was in 5th grade, we expanded from a group of 5 to 6 and we finally succumbed to the inevitable neurology evaluation.kids

All the while, his stomach issues persisted, she continued to amplify her sleep issues with daily bed-wetting, night terrors, and sleepwalking. Baby S, surprisingly thrived as a big sister with no signs of regression but suffered from repeated ear and throat infections. Baby L, struggled with breastfeeding and after two bouts of mastitis, we called it quits. My home was full of love but swimming in health issues. All of which were deemed “normal” and to be outgrown.

His ADHD was officially diagnosed, and after two years of resisting medication, we gave in. The girls maintained sleep issues and cycles of antibiotics for routine infections. I was the mom that would respond with a generic, “good,” when asked how the kids were.

But they weren’t good, I knew it. Motherhood is many things, but devoid of intuition it is not. I wanted help and often Googled in search of it, but nothing helped. How could I stop medicating my kids, buying night diapers for her at 10 years old, and suffering in silence?

The dentist. All I needed was a great dentist. I began working for one and in the interview, she went over airway dentistry in great length and insisted that if I wanted the job I needed to be knowledgeable and an advocate of it. I understood mildly at that moment what it meant, but it wasn’t until my kids were in the chair not long after that I fully comprehended Airway Centered Disorder (ACD).

Every single one of them had issues all directly related to their breathing. His ADHD and digestion problems, her sleep issues and persistent thumb sucking, and S & L’s ear and throat infections and nursing problems. It was always present in their facial features, oral development, and sleep habits. Just never diagnosed.

The restless sleep with tossing and turning at night. The open mouths with a tongue that would rest in between the lips. The dark circles under the eyes and chubby cheeks. The crowded teeth and thumbsucking. The hyperactivity and inability to focus. All of it tells a story of a child with an ACD.

All of it missed by the pediatrician who routinely saw my family for various issues. Yet, all I ever received, in hindsight, was palliative care that kept symptoms down for a little while or no care because they would outgrow the sleep problems.

If the medical field was aware of what so many in the dental field are coming to understand, my children would not have been ignored. S & L would have received tongue tie releases during infancy. He and she would have had a sleep study as toddlers and received treatment for their apnea.

I dove deep into myofunctional therapy, dental appliances, alternative therapies, the impact of diet, and ACD. Parent to parent, after over $10K in continuing education, I know now where I went wrong and I do NOT want you to repeat my mistakes.

4 Steps to Getting Help for Airway Centered Disorder

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1. Monitor everything

How often is your child sick with a routine cold, allergies, or even asthma? How do they sleep at night? Do they mouth breathe? Do you see their tongue frequently when they talk? Are they very picky eaters, have a strong gag reflex, chew loud or messy, eat very fast, or very slow? Do they maintain dark circles under their eyes or baby like chubby cheeks?

To a certain extent, some of these things are okay when seen infrequently. Having an ear or throat infection once or twice a year with the change of seasons is not something to worry over. But having chronic infections is a concern. Note exactly what you experience with your child because it will be important when you are in front of a medical or dental professional.

2. Insist on screenings

While not right, you may experience push-back from your pediatrician or possibly dentist. Not everyone is trained in ACD and it’s impact on the growing child. Inform your pediatrician that you would like a referral to a sleep physician. Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor (ENT) referrals are usually best after a sleep study because it calls the notoriously underpaid ENT to action. Sleep apnea can be fatal in adults and is detrimental to child development, growth, and health. Your child with swollen tonsils or adenoids that prevent nasal breathing can be easily dismissed by an ENT. You should be armed with a sleep study or at least the knowledge that your child does not need further intervention in the medical field.

A diagnosis of no sleep apnea is great, but if you see other signs that your child has an ACD consult with a myofunctional therapist. We treat mouth breathing by establishing proper oral resting habits through exercises and activities.

3. Do your research

Knowledge is power. You cannot change the past and all the things you did not know, but you can impact the future. Establish a strong foundation of research on the impact of ACD on health and development.

Foundation for Airway Health, American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry, and this Airway Matters blog are all excellent resources to start your journey.

I did a Breathe for Health webinar that breaks down myofunctional therapy and how it can positively impact the effects of ACD. In 45 minutes you come to understand the signs and symptoms and the 3 step process of treatment.

4. Establish your team

Treating an ACD is hardly ever just a one-stop solution. A team can consist of a dentist and a bodyworker. A dentist and an ENT. A sleep physician and myofunctional therapist. A lactation consultant and an ENT. A speech therapist and dentist. There are a number of options and sometimes more than two providers are essential for successful treatment. Know how to proceed once you determine that there is a problem.

Stand your ground

As a parent, there are many different things people will tell you about your child. Your instincts trump it all. You know when something is not right, or feels off. Don’t be passive with their health and accept palliative care, like I did. Take a stand for them and positively impact their health for their lifetime.

Resources

Find journal articles, professional research, peer-reviewed studies and clinical evidence all compiled in one source that support the existence and clinical treatment of ACD here.

If you are a mother of small children or babies, you can intervene early to minimize or eliminate treatment in the future. Read our e-guide Avoid Braces Naturally.

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Relieve congestion and breathe better: Aromatherapy is your breath’s friend

Essential oils are one of the most reliable holistic health options available. There are numerous oils that have benefits that range from physical to mental health improvement.

Inhalation of the oils can be diffused, misted or used as directly inhaled to have the benefits of the oils travel through the body via the airway. Breathing, as you know, is an essential life function and plays a pivotal role in our overall health.

Nothing has been a more critical component to the success of our dynamic myofunctional therapy program then the use of aromatherapy. To establish nasal breathing the passages should be decongested and open to the natural flow of air.

At The Myo Spot, we have our own proprietary blend of oils in a nasal inhaler called the Pivotal Breathing Aromatherapy Inhaler (PBAI). We blend peppermint, eucalyptus, clary sage, bergamot, and lemon; specially blended for decongestion, anti-inflammation, and relaxation.

Peppermint oil has the most potential health benefits and is the base of the PBAI because it decongests, relaxes the muscles of the respiratory tract, and is calming. Combined with eucalyptus oil, which has similar anti-inflammatory and respiratory benefits, it boosts the aromatic effects on the airway. A clear respiratory tract is essential for nasal breathing and can only be maintained with nasal breathing. Mouth breathing will dry the oral cavity, increase bacterial presence and cause inflammation of tonsils/adenoids.

Clary sage is soothing and increases circulation, providing a calm to body and focus to the brain. Bergamot is known for its ability to relieve anxiety and improve mood. Lemon oil is versatile and PBAI utilizes it for its pleasant addition to the aroma and lymphatic drainage. When nasal congestion occurs the sinus cavities and lymphatic system fill, therefore drainage reduces mucus buildup.

In our nature, we always prioritize accessibility and affordability, so today I wish to share my personal recipe for our aromatherapy inhaler. To blend your own supply of our PBAI, you will need a bottle of each 100% essential oil: peppermint, eucalyptus, clary sage, bergamot, and lemon. Using a dropper and a glass bottle, combine 6 drops peppermint oil, 4 drops eucalyptus, and 1 drop of each of the remaining oils. Place the blend in a nasal inhalation tube or a few drops in an aromatherapy diffuser. 

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For convenience, we have our Pivotal Breathing Aromatherapy Inhalers available on Amazon for purchase.

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Whether you blend your own supply or purchase ours, it’s important that you understand the benefits and purpose of the essential oil aromatherapy. So research the efficacy of essential oils and their many uses. I’m certain you are going to discover the profound impact it will have on your breathing, sleep, mood, immunity and much more. It’s the breath’s friend, and natural benefit delivery system, you will wish you knew of sooner.

To read more information about the impact of breathing on health, click here.

Don’t overlook this essential health component

I know what you’re thinking. The internet is full of health and wellness advice and there is no possible way that you have missed anything in your journey to health and wellness. In fact, your custom meal delivery box sets, personal trainer, physician, nutritionist or app have encompassed anything that could possibly be involved…right?

WRONG!

The missing link lies in something you do about 15 times per minute.

Breathing. The quintessential health component that can make or break your wellness.

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Why is it important?

Breathing is a critical component to our existence. Not only does improper physiological breathing impact your oral development, airway structure, and oral health, it also impacts mental health, sleep digestion, and blood pressure.

Breathing is not as simple as being alive or not. Nasal breathing is not only the proper way to inhale and exhale air, it also filters and moistures the air. Which optimizes it for use in the body.

As a child, this may manifest in asthma, anxiety, need for braces, snoring, sleep problems, lack of focus, nail-biting, wheezing, frequent congestion, and chronic seasonal allergies. As an adult, this may result in TMJ (or jaw) pain, sleep apnea, anxiety, braces relapse, high blood pressure, poor posture, headaches, and chronic fatigue.

What to do

Are you breathing correctly? Try our 1-minute breath test to self-evaluate whether you’re breathing is helping or hurting you.

Reach out to a myofunctional therapist. Myofunctional therapy is like having a personal trainer for all the muscles of your face and mouth. A change in your tongue posture can improve your breathing and impact your health.

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Check out You’re Breathing Wrong, the complete myofunctional therapy journal to get started on the path to better wellness today!

 

Why You Haven’t Heard of Myofunctional Therapy

Whether you are new to this blog or a frequent reader, I think it is safe to say I make my love for myofunctional therapy known. It has impacted my personal life and changed the health of my home.

It’s been around for nearly a century with current research linking it to improvements in speech, sleep, CPAP acceptance, breathing and orthodontic retention.

Why then does it seem like it has a cult like following with most people clueless about it’s existence?

Here’s 5 reasons why:

1. It’s not taught in most medical and dental schools

You will get the best of your physician or pediatrician if you ask them to explain myofunctional therapy. They have never heard of it and probably have very little desire to research it. In medical school they spent years digesting all the knowledge needed to practice medicine and then did a residency for a couple more years to get more experience. If in all of that time they were never exposed to myofunctional therapy, then it’s a lost cause gaining acceptance for it now. Plain and simple.

For most specialists it can be considered outside of the scope of practice to look at airway or oral features. When the doctor asks you to say ahh, it is to do a quick exam of your tonsils; not to evaluate the size of the oral cavity and speculate on a narrow airway. Those things are for dentists and otolarygnologists (otherwise known as ear, nose and throat doctors). Referral is the closest you may get to physician confirmation of an airway problem.

Which leads us to dental schools. A strong wind of change is on the horizon and many leading organizations in airway focused dentistry are encouraging changes in the curriculum. So, dentistry (which is always at the forefront of prevention) will be turning a tide in the number of informed practitioners. However, those in practice for a long time are often resistant to change or discouraged by the previous rise and fall in myofunctional popularity.

2. The field is currently expanding

Myofunctional therapy as a field of practice is growing at a fast pace now than it has ever! Which is exciting, however, as the field grows there is more effort on teaching within the field to fellow practitioners than to growing public awareness.

Leading organizations are posting more information about professional courses, events and new members than education and resources. To gather all the information needed to make an informed public, you would need to compile every individual myofunctional therapy practices blog and social posts.

You can’t learn about what is not made public.

3. Media has not caught on

Myofunctional therapy is amazing, but it sounds boring and expensive. Tongue exercises is an easier sell. You probably read or saw something in a major media outlet about the impact tongue exercises have on reducing snoring. Well, that’s essentially myofunctional therapy improving tongue posture for better nasal breathing, which in turn, decreases or eliminates snoring.

Media is not in the information business, they are in the consumption business. They do not profit by sharing information, rather, they profit by the consumption of their information. So sensational will always win. Myofunctional therapy will need more public awareness before it ever gets covered.

4. It’s often the “throwaway” treatment

Airway focused dentists and orthodontists are very aware of myofunctional therapy and the benefits it has on their appliance’s effectiveness. However, when you have patients on a budget that you finally got to accept appliance treatment, it’s hard to convince them to also do the adjunctive stuff.

Bodywork and myofunctional therapy are often jointly presented in a treatment plan. Very few offices have all in office, so referrals are often given. Yet, when budgets are considered and the patient stretched thin on thousands of dollars of orthodontic work, myo gets the boot. And people don’t talk about the wonderful therapy they heard about but couldn’t afford.

It’s one of the main reasons we diversify our treatment to allow for self-therapy options in books and courses, in addition to our full suite of traditional therapy.

5. It’s associated with dentistry

By far the most distinctive reason you have never heard of myofunctional therapy is that it is associated with dentistry. Most people hate the dentist and avoid it like the plague. When dealing with highly anxious patients or people who start conversations about how much they hate you, it’s easy to bypass anything other than a fast positive experience.

Your best bet for hearing about myofunctional therapy is at the dental office. If you avoid it, you’ll miss myofunctional therapy entirely.

 

So break the stigma and share the wealth. It’s the best treatment you have never heard of for many of the things people suffer from.

For more about the benefits of myofunctional therapy check out our website.

Do You Need Myofunctional Therapy: The Definitive Assessments

The frequent congestion, ear/throat infections, poor sleep, tongue thrust and mouth-breathing has become intolerable. Your dental or medical professional has informed you about myofunctional therapy as a treatment to provide you with some relief…now what?

I’ve been there. You just heard about this random therapy that seems to have come out of nowhere, your head is spinning and you want a second opinion. Absolutely something to Google away your concerns…OR…you could use this definitive assessment to verify need and validate your concerns.

Three simple key points can definitively pinpoint if you need myofunctional therapy:

  1. 3 A’s of Airway Obstruction
  2. The 1 Minute Breath Test
  3. Airway Assessment

The completion of all 3 will give you the best answer, but for those short on time, a quick result from one points you in the right direction.

The 3 A’s of Airway Obstruction

An obstructed or narrow airway has many consequences. Breathing is essential and any obstacle along the track is detrimental to our mental and physical health. Most frequently people suffering from a narrow airway will experience one of three symptoms.

  1. Asthma
  2. Anxiety
  3. Allergies

Asthma and asthma-like symptoms are directly attached to the airway. Modern medicine would typically treat the wheezing and attacks with medication or palliative treatment. However, many people have treated their asthma with a combination of myofunctional therapy and dental appliances. Widening of the dental arches in conjunction with nasal breathing has brought relief to many suffering with asthma-like symptoms.

Anxiety has long been linked to breathing and meditation. An oxygenated body is a calm body. Mouth-breathing impairs the quality of the oxygen your body receives and often establishes an environment that narrows the airway. Nasal breathing allows air to be filtered and humidified prior to reaching the lungs. Many anxiety suffers have benefited from reduced or sometimes eliminated attacks through learning proper breathing.

Allergies plague many of us and it seems that the number of allergens are rising rapidly. Congestion, sinus inflammation and post nasal drip that occurs from seasonal and environmental allergies are sometimes incorrectly associated with allergies. Those often are a result of a narrowed airway. Especially in the cases where the sufferer experiences year-long “allergies.”

If you experience any of the 3 A’s of airway obstruction, you may be a great candidate for myofunctional therapy.

The 1-Minute Breath Test

Probably the easiest way to determine myofunctional therapy necessity is to take our 1-minute breath test.

Sit upright in a chair with your feet flat against the floor and take in a deep breath. Notice your mouth during the breath and repeat if necessary. Were your lips sealed? Where was your tongue positioned? Did you feel the breath in your chest?

Repeat the breath, but this time place your tongue up against the roof of the mouth, then inhale and exhale exclusively through the nose. Compare the two breaths.

If your first breath felt more labored than the second, then You’re Breathing Wrong. (<- Couldn’t resist that shameless plug)

In your first breath you may have used your mouth, had your tongue pressed against your teeth, possibly on the floor of the mouth, or breathed with your chest. Any one of those during frequent breathing is incorrect. Myofunctional therapy would be of the most benefit to you.

Our Airway Assessment

Sometimes nothing is better than seeing it all on paper. Our airway assessment has a myriad of common symptoms associated with a dysfunctional airway. It’s simple and free. Download and print your copy to see how many symptoms you experience that you may not have even known were linked.

I recommend myofunctional therapy for anyone who scores a 9 or greater.

Now what?

If you did all three and need more information before proceeding with myofunctional therapy check out our resourceful blog full of all the next steps to take once an airway problem is identified.

For those brave few who are ready to take the next step, visit The Myo Spot online to choose one of the various ways to get myofunctional therapy treatment as soon as today!

Is Airway Health A Privilege?

I distinctly remember the first time my dental provider pointed out to me that my child had a tongue tie. It was unexpected, overwhelming and immediately followed up with fast explanations of why it mattered. The possible implications and mental standouts of symptoms she currently had made me want to take immediate action.

Yet, the treatment plan and suggested providers to contact was not in agreement with my bank account, budget or financial planning. How on Earth did “regular” people like myself afford thousands of dollars on appliances, therapies, bodywork, tests, and studies? Surely insurance was not footing the bill for most of these services, and monthly payments can easily dominate any family budget.

It occurred to me rapidly that it was not feasible for me to treat one child, much less all four, for this problem. In fact, I would need to take on another job in order to pay for the treatments.  Should you have the blessing of a financially stable home with access to significant disposable income then airway health can be yours. Airway health is not new to this concept, it is true that with most healthcare you can get exceptional results and care when you can afford it.

But does it have to be that way with airway health? Is it really a privilege? The short answer is an obvious yes. So how does the average, unconnected and unsuspecting person afford the entirety of the treatment plan and team? As a member of the interdisciplinary team that works to establish new neuromuscular patterning for proper oral resting posture, I have to seriously consider this in my practice. Especially if I am going to honestly acknowledge that if I was not apart of this team I personally would not be able to afford it.

A majority of people snore, need or have had braces and/or mouth-breathe. When a large percentage of the general population suffers from the same dysfunction, and I feel passionate about that dysfunction, then naturally I have to address it.

Let’s get basic! There are self-help manuals, books, and websites that aim to guide you in treating yourself as an alternative to working with a healthcare professional. While not ideal, and absolutely not guaranteed to get you results, it is a start.

Here are some resources to assist you on your self-help journey: (*Please note that none of the below options are a replacement for working with a medical/dental professional one-on-one. Simply helpful suggestions that may hold you over while you await your ability to professionally treat.)

  • I am a huge advocate for research. Here you can find my Pinterest list of books to read that offer you a significant amount of easy to digest information about airway dysfunction, implications, treatments and dietary suggestions.
  • Our e-book Myofunctional Made Better is available for download on Amazon, with a full 21-day program of dynamic myofunctional therapy.
  • You’re Breathing Wrong, the complete myofunctional therapy journal will guide you through a 10-week complete myofunctional therapy program. Also available on Amazon.
  • Alternatively, some patients have received relief from the Buteyko method of breathing.
  • I offer a course with a pre-frenectomy and post-frenectomy program that is entirely online and self-taught. This enables those who are incapable of affording one-on-one work with me or another myofunctional therapist, to prepare for and receive a frenectomy.
  • Gluten, dairy, sugar, soy and processed foods are known foods that cause inflammation in the body. If you exclude these products from your diet you may see positive changes.
  • Perform daily nasal hygiene to help decrease congestion and free the nasal passages to allow for better nasal breathing. Find my recommended routine here.
  • Inform your provider that you can not afford the entire treatment plan. Understand that interdisciplinary care is best and several providers go hand in hand to get the best results. However, ask for your provider’s recommendation as to what service to prioritize so you can budget while starting treatment.
  • Start early! Many of the manifestations of airway dysfunction can be intercepted early. If you are pregnant, planning to conceive or have a newborn, make plans to see an IBCLC and/or bodyworker as early as possible. For an excellent list of progressive providers across the nation visit Ankyloglossia Bodyworkers.

Regardless of what path you take in addressing your airway health, it is important that you address it. Do so reasonably and responsibly, because while airway health can be a privilege it does not have to be.