Home / What is Myofunctional Therapy?

Myofunctional therapy is an exercise-based treatment. I teach my patients exercises that relate to tongue placement, breathing, speaking, chewing and swallowing.

My goal is to teach awareness of the oral and facial muscles. I want the tongue to rest in the right place and the mouth to stay closed. When these two simple things happen, troublesome symptoms disappear and the big picture problems around braces, speech, jaw pain and sleep apnea become much easier to treat.

When I treat patients, my focus is the airway. The tongue is a major part of the airway, but it’s actually not the first thing I look at. This is a list of all the things I look at during a myofunctional therapy examination:

As an experienced myofunctional therapist, I know how important it is to evaluate each patient’s specific symptoms and to create an individualized treatment plan for the best possible results.

Contact me today for a comprehensive evaluation or just to have a chat about your health concerns.



  1. Pingback: Myofunctional Therapy and Mindfulness - Myofunctional Therapy Exercises for Tongue Thrust, Mouth Breathing, Braces, and Speech

  2. Pingback: Email Questions Week 2 by Sarah Hornsby - Am I Too Old For Myofunctional Therapy?

  3. Pingback: Mouth Breathing And Gummy Smiles - Myofunctional Therapy Exercises for Tongue Thrust, Mouth Breathing, Braces, and Speech

  4. Pingback: - High Intensity Health

  5. Pingback: Why myofunctional therapy could help repair your brain-gut axis? | THE SIBO DIARIES

  6. Pingback: What inhibits migrating motor complex (MMC) activity? – The SIBO Diaries

  7. Nora Aleman says:

    I have an immature swallow pattern. I had it all of my life. It’s embarrassing. Fir reasons unknown,My parent never looked into helping me. Guess they thought I would out grow it. I was not a mouth breather as a child however I’m know 59 yrs. I am now a mouth breather and I sleep with my mouth open. I’ve had bad dental work and I have allergies and its difficult for me to breath with a closed mouth position. I catch my self with open mouth. I think I have sleep apnea. I had a square jaw until the age of 50 +. I now have an oval shape face and my right jaw looks smaller than the left. I have osteopenia and I had very minor periodontal work. I have a bridge with extreme bone loss on my right mandible. Is there any hope for me?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.