Myofunctional Therapy in Yorktown Heights NY

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Myofunctional Therapy in Yorktown Heights, NY

Exercises That Help Strengthen the Tongue

If you are suffering from sleep apnea or TMJ/TMD disorder, Myofunctional Therapy in Yorktown Heights, NY may help your condition. The Center For Holistic Dentistry has treated many patients who have weak muscles in the tongue, mouth or upper throat with this risk-free, non-invasive and inexpensive therapy.

What Is Myofunctional Therapy?

Myofunctional Therapy is a group of exercises that centers on strengthening facial muscles we use to chew and swallow. These exercises also help fortify the correct position of the tongue in the mouth.

For TMJ/TMD Patients

Our goal is to bring the TM joint and the muscles of the jaw into a comfortable and healthful balance. Many of the patients we treat have improper posture and function of their tongue and lips and benefit from Myofunctional Therapy to correct this. It is often important for patients to receive appropriate care from either an osteopath, a chiropractor, or a physical therapist during this time to ensure that the neck and spine are also brought into proper alignment.

For Sleep Apnea Patients

Our mouth and throat are part of our oropharynx, which is basically a tube lined with muscular tissues that enable us to talk, eat, and breathe. When we go to sleep, these same muscle tissues help to keep our airway open. If these muscles are weak, airflow is interrupted, which can lead to snoring and if it collapses, our airway is blocked, resulting in sleep apnea. Having a weak tongue that flops back into the throat can also lead to an obstruction, which is where Myofunctional Therapy can help.

Neuromuscular Dentistry

For patients with malocclusion, also known as a bad bite, we may utilize neuromuscular dentistry in combination with your Invisalign. This approach focuses on realigning the jaw position to correct the malocclusion. Neuromuscular dentistry is also used to treat or alleviate TMJ/TMD disorders.

Learn More About Myofunctional Therapy in Yorktown Heights, NY

To experience Dr. Lerner’s exceptional dental care, schedule your New Patient Exam by calling 914-245-4041 or by clicking here. Your appointment includes a comprehensive review of your health history and concerns; an evaluation of your teeth, bite, gums, and airway passage; low-radiation digital x-rays; and a discussion of your options with a personalized treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!

As the premier holistic dental practice in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and the Hudson Valley Region., our dentist and team at The Center For Holistic Dentistry also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, N.Y., and the surrounding areas.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Dentist In Yorktown Heights, NY

"I can’t thank Dr. Lerner and his staff enough, notably his assistant Nicole for expertly handling my mercury filling removals.I had it done in 2 phases and they took very good care of me on both occasions. The whole office is very pleasant, so professional and I look forward to my visits. On this most recent cleaning appointment, Linda did my cleaning. She was gentle and thorough. Highly recommend."

- Vanessa R.

"Excellent experience during my initial consultation. The most complete examination I have ever had by a dentist, including full body muscle testing. This testing uncovered major alignment issues with my jaw which has been causing a lifetime of misalignment throughout the rest of my body. Dr. Lerner and his staff are outside the box thinkers and I am very happy I have found them."

- Greg R.

"Very professional and compassionate. Love the use of Nucalm, eye mask, calming music, and making removing my mercury fillings a pleasant experience. Well as pleasant as can be. Thank you!!!"

- Jodi B.

"Been seeing Dr Lerner since I was about 11 years old, I’m now 31! I continue to see Jane for cleanings and just did the zoom whitening treatment with them in preparation of my wedding- highly recommend!"

- Chloe L.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of The Center For Holistic Dentistry. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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What To Expect On Your First Visit

Our mission is to encourage full-body wellness through oral health while allowing you to feel heard and understand all your options. During your new patient exam, Dr. Lerner will spend time reviewing your health history, concerns, and goals. Your comprehensive exam will address items you may not have considered such as airway screening and dental materials sensitivity testing. We look forward to meeting you!


Comprehensive Review Of Your Health History & Concerns


Evaluation Of Teeth, Bite, Gums & Airway Passage


Low Radiation Digital X-Rays


Discover Your Options & Receive A Custom Treatment Plan