You and your sweet family are tired. SO tired.
You can’t seem to get enough sleep at night or figure out why. Maybe it’s mouth breathing or sleep apnea, you tell yourself…
On top of that, you’re worried about your newborn who’s getting fussier by the day and struggles to get enough milk when breastfeeding.
Then there’s the toddler. He’s driving you bananas! Picking at meals. Crawling into your bed at night. You’re wondering what’s gotten into him.
If everyone could just sleep!
Symptoms like these — sleep disorders, picky eaters, fussing babies — may point to an orofacial myofunctional disorder.
Orofacial myofunctional disorders can result in complications varying from allergies to sleep apnea. And they can drastically affect an individual's face shape, jaw, teeth, eyes, and airway.
Besides robbing you of sleep, these disorders can take away healthy function and wreck your confidence.
It sounds really scary, but the good news is you don’t have to live with the pain of orofacial disfunction.
Myofunctional therapy can restore health in the orofacial muscles and give you your life back — better sleep, restored function, and renewed confidence.
What is myofunctional therapy?
Orofacial myofunctional therapy is the process of re-training the oral and facial muscles with exercises and creating new muscle memory so the oral posture and functions occur automatically.
The therapy focuses on nasal breathing, tongue posture, proper lip seal, and correct swallow.
It’s a specifically designed series of exercises for the oral muscles and tongue.
And… it’s beneficial to all ages, as long as the patients are willing to do the work!
Myofunction Symptoms to Look For:
Crowding of teeth/ malocclusion
Snoring or sleep apnea
Chewing or swallowing issues
Oral habit (thumb, pacifier, nail biting)
TMJ or neck/shoulder pain
BRIDGET SUTTON, RDH, BS, OMT
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
After successfully completing her own myofunctional journey, Bridget witnessed the benefits first-hand and has since made myofunctional therapy a passion of hers. She has committed to increase the awareness and importance of diagnosing and treating orofacial myofunctional disorders.