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Myofunctional Therapy in Fairview, AB

General Dentistry near me
Fairview Dental

Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional Therapy Near You

Myofunctional therapy is a unique form of treatment for those dealing with muscle problems, particularly the orofacial muscles, which allow one to breathe, talk, and eat. 

Dentists are among several healthcare practitioners who can administer this form of care. Our local team here at Fairview Dental Clinic is very happy to offer this solution. If you’re looking to learn more or are ready to receive treatment, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help you set up a consultation with our dentist near you. 

Understanding Orofacial Disorders 

Our orofacial muscles (OMDs) play an essential role in our bodies, helping us live life to the fullest each day. This encompasses our mouth, facial, and neck muscles, which are closely intertwined. When they experience damage, this can negatively impact many aspects of our day.  This issue can arise due to unhealthy sucking and chewing habits that have persisted past infancy, your tongue is in the wrong position, and blocked airways. 

Here are some signs to look out for if you’re unsure whether you or a loved one have an OMD disorder: 

  • Frequently breathing through the mouth
  • Limited tongue movement
  • Sleep apnea 
  • Eating messily 
  • Malocclusion 
  • Have trouble closing your lips 
  • Speech problems 

Fortunately, this is treatable. Don’t wait to reach out to our dentist in Fairview, AB, Dr. A.E. Prybysh, for help today. Dr. Prybysh has many years of experience and is passionate about providing quality care that lasts to everyone who walks through our doors. 

What Myofunctional Therapy Entails 

Myofunctional therapy refers to exercises designed to adjust one’s orofacial structures to operate properly and eliminate discomfort. 

Here is what you can expect from your treatment upon visiting Fairview Dental Clinic for myofunctional therapy. Let us know if you have questions or concerns so we can address them immediately. You deserve to be satisfied with every aspect of your appointment. 
First, Dr. Prybysh will carefully and thoroughly evaluate your facial area, review your history, and inquire about your needs to develop a treatment plan customized to your case. There are many exercises that can help your muscles perform better, including, but not limited to: 

  • Tongue presses. Repeatedly pressing the length of your tongue against your mouth’s roof (palate). 
  • Tongue touches. Push your tongue’s tip against the roof of the mouth, then slide it backwards.
  • Uvula raises. Saying “A” out loud to elevate your palate and uvula. 
  • Blowing a Balloon. Taking large breaths to inflate a balloon; inhale through your nose, and exhale into the balloon.
  • Yogurt Suction. Sucking up yogurt through a straw. 

Overall, this type of treatment is offered to improve your ability to breathe, swallow, rest, eat, and communicate, all things that are easy to take for granted and keep us happy and healthy. As you engage in theory, your muscles will become stronger and gain coordination. 

Need Assistance? We are Here for You

At Fairview Dental Clinic, our wonderful dentist and the rest of our staff are eager to meet you and become a part of your unique health journey. If you’re ready to begin myofunctional therapy or you’re wondering if you’re a suitable candidate for this service , call us at (780) 835-2194 or send a message to today. 

See you soon! 

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