Myofunctional Therapy Near Briarcliff Manor, NY
Strengthen Muscles for Improved Health
Myofunctional Therapy is used to correct weak muscles in the tongue, mouth, or upper throat. It is a risk-free, noninvasive, and inexpensive therapy. If you are suffering from sleep apnea or TMJ/TMD disorder, Myofunctional Therapy near Briarcliff Manor, NY, can help improve your condition.
What Is Myofunctional Therapy?
Myofunctional Therapy is a group of exercises that strengthen the facial muscles you use to chew and swallow. These exercises also help fortify the correct position of your tongue.
For TMJ/TMD Patients
Myofunctional Therapy can correct the improper posture and function of the tongue and lips by guiding the muscles of the jaw into a healthy, balanced position. 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 muscle tissues help to keep our airway open. If these muscles are weakened, airflow is interrupted and causes snoring. If the muscles collapse, 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.
If you have a misaligned bite, Dr. Lerner may recommend neuromuscular dentistry in combination with Invisalign. This approach focuses on promoting the healthy alignment of your jaw position to correct the malocclusion. Neuromuscular dentistry is also used to treat TMJ/TMD disorders.
Learn More About Myofunctional Therapy Near Briarcliff Manor, NY
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