Myofunctional Therapy of Savannah, LLC
The field of myofunctional therapy studies orofacial growth and development including the role of breastfeeding, early feeding, tongue restriction, nutrition, sleep disturbances, and breathing issues.
WHAT IS MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY?
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy consists of therapeutic exercises to strengthen and reeducate facial and tongue muscles optimizing their function.
Move your tongue!
Our goals are to teach patients proper nose breathing, tongue placement, lip seal, and correct chewing/swallowing patterns.
A Happier, Healthier You
When orofacial muscles are functioning properly, the face will grow and develop correctly revealing the best YOU you can be.
We see children and adults for online appointments!
*We are on Eastern Time
Monday: 12pm - 6pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 6pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING
Sleep-disordered breathing is an umbrella term for several chronic conditions in which partial or complete cessation of breathing occurs many times throughout the night, resulting in daytime sleepiness or fatigue that interferes with a person’s ability to function and reduces quality of life. Symptoms may include snoring, pauses in breathing, and disturbed sleep.(www.thoracic.org)
Oral habits disrupt proper orofacial development. Pacifiers, thumb/finger sucking, lip licking, and nail biting can increase mouth breathing, tooth misalignment, and long facial growth. All of these oral habits negatively affect your child's development.
HERE AT MYO MOVES WE EVALUATE AND TREAT:
- Mouth Breathing
- Tongue Thrust
- Thumb Sucking
- Sleep Disordered Breathing