BREATHEOLOGY

WHAT IS MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY?

Myofunctional therapy is a treatment focusing on tongue, facial and throat exercises.  It’s physical therapy for your mouth! This program will make a significant positive impact on your overall health and well-being, for life.

 

The four goals of Myofunctional therapy are ensuring nasal breathing both day and night, maintaining a proper lip seal, training the tongue to rest fully in the palate and establishing correct chewing and swallowing patterns.

ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms? 

 

  • Mouth Breathing

  • Daytime Tiredness 

  • Speech Problems

  • Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

  • Snoring

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Bed -Wetting

  • Tongue Thrusting

  • Difficulty Chewing/ Swallowing

  • Allergies

  • Headaches

  • Asthma

  • Bad Breath

  • Neck & Shoulder Postural Issues

  • Digestive Issues - Gas, IBS

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

The way in which we supply our body with oxygen, is a critical component to a healthy life. Myofunctional therapy will focus on correct breathing techniques, tongue positioning and proper chewing and swallowing patterns; all of which can lead to a better concentration, more energy and enhanced sleep. By retraining the muscles in the face and tongue, it will ensure proper facial growth and appearance. 

Incorrect breathing techniques lead to many health issues in this modern society. Mouth breathing is an abnormal mode of breathing that creates a cascade of negative symptoms which can impact our overall health. Through learning to nasal breathe both day and night, patients can drastically reduce, patients can drastically reduce or eliminate many health issues such as snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome, sleep apnea, headaches, allergies, and chronic fatigue. 

MEET NANETTE

"As a Myofunctional Therapist, my goal is to create awareness of the oral and facial muscles while we work together to create a better, healthier life for you!"

Nanette has been practicing dental hygiene since 2000. Certified in Orofacial Myofunctional therapy through Sarah Hornsby’s MyoMentor educational program, she is passionate about transforming and improving the quality of lives of her patients.

Aesthetic Smiles Center for Sleep & TMJ

13765 NW Cornell Rd. STE 100 Portland, OR 97229

(503) 783-8476

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