Myofunctional TherapyOur experienced dentist may recommend myofunctional therapy to properly correct the function of your tongue and facial muscles. This type of treatment is designed to improve your health and oral function by improving your ability to perform daily tasks such as breathing, chewing and swallowing. To learn more about myofunctional therapy in Solana Beach, California, and to set up a consultation with Dr. Stacy Godes, please contact our office today at 858-794-7768.

Myofunctional therapy works by taking you through a series of easy, painless and customized exercises. These exercises help you to learn how to breathe properly through your nose, chew and swallow properly, and create a lip seal. When practiced regularly, these exercises help you achieve a healthy and correctly aligned smile and facial structure. Myofunctional therapy is often used to help treat and correct problems such as:

  • Airway obstruction
  • Mouth breathing
  • Tongue thrusting
  • TMJ/TMD
  • Thumb and finger sucking
  • Orthodontic relapse
  • Forward head posture
  • Lisps or other speech impediments
  • Long face syndrome
  • Facial grimace
  • Clenching and grinding (bruxism)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Our dentist may refer you to a myofunctional therapist or to the San Diego Center for Speech Therapy if necessary.

    For more information and to schedule a consultation with our caring dentist, please contact our office today.