Frequently Asked Questions
We are so glad you are here. Please, allow us to answer the most common questions we get to help you make an informed decision and move forward with scheduling your consultation.
1. Can Myofunctional Therapy help me?
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy helps retrain orofacial muscles to perform its functions correctly.
We focus on improving nasal breathing, chewing and swallowing, and optimizing the rest posture of the lips and tongue.
2. What are the benefits of Orofacial Myofunctional therapy?
When the goals of myofunctional therapy are achieved we may see a variety of improvements. It depends on what the patients’ symptoms are and if they are related to myofunctional disorders. Every single person is going to present with different complaints and issues.
The most common improvements my patients have reported are:
more restful sleep,
more energy and focus,
dreaming more often,
improvement with allergies
Less dark circles under the eyes
3. What age range do you work with?
We usually start seeing patients around age 5 and into adulthood.
*If you have a younger child, you can reach out to a speech pathologist who also practices orofacial myology. To find a provider near you go to: airwaycircle.com/directory
4. Do you see patients online?
Yes. 100% of our patients are now online and we get amazing results!
5. How much does it cost?
Please check prices under "Schedule Here"
*Prices are subject to change
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6. Do you offer a discount for families?
Yes. Second patient of the same family gets 25% discount for therapy sessions, third, fourth or more 50% discount.
*No discount for Full Evaluations
7. Who is going to be doing my therapy?
You will be seeing either Renata, Alyssa, or Jennifer. To get to know them better, click here: Get to know us
Kim is our Treatment Coordinator! : )
8. How long does treatment take?
Treatment can range from 3-4 months for adults and 6-12 months for children. But this is not a rule, it depends on the chief complaint, motivation of the patient, and if any other therapy/treatment modalities are involved.
9. Can I stop treatment at any time?
Yes. If for any reason you do not want to continue therapy, send us an email and we will be happy to send you all of your records.
*No refunds for therapy sessions already completed
10. Do you charge a cancellation fee?
If you cannot make your appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours before the appointment to avoid a cancelation fee.
Late cancellations or failed appointments are charged the full appointment fee.
11. What types of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards. All payments can be done online through our patient portal.
To access the portal click here: Patient Portal
12. Do you take insurance?
Filing insurance would take way too much time away from patient care. We have decided NOT to provide superbills anymore since you would need a letter of medical necessity from your primary doctor. Thanks for understanding.
13. How do I make an appointment?
Click on the link below and hit the orange button: Request Appointment
14. How does therapy work?
We start with a consultation with Renata - photos need to be uploaded to the portal prior to this appointment. This appointment takes about one hour. We review all of the photos and videos and write a step-by-step recommendation for the patient.
The following appointment is a Myofunctional Therapy Assessment where we assess, breathing, chewing, swallowing, and muscle movement. Based on these findings we come up with a treatment plan.
The third step are your therapy sessions.
Key points are - good lighting and a fast Internet service (do a speed check on google).
After the consultation you will get a bag of tools in the mail that will be used for therapy. Keep them in a safe place. Items can be replaced with an extra cost.
Therapy appointments are usually weekly and last 30-45min. We make a few exceptions for every other week appointments.
Ready to start your journey into optimal health?