Frequently Asked Questions
I'm so glad you are here. Please, allow me to answer the most common questions I get to help you make an informed decision and move forward with scheduling your full evaluation.
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. We see patients both in person and online.
5. How much does it cost?
30min. Consultation $25
Patient Bag with Tools $25
60-90min. Full Evaluation $199 - $250
30-45min. Therapy Sessions $87 - $97
*Prices are subject to change
6. Do you offer a discount for families?
Yes. Second patient of the same family gets 25% discount, third, fourth or more 50% discount.
7. Who is going to be doing my therapy?
You will be seeing either Renata, Alyssa or Jamie. To get to know them better, click here: https://www.myo-moves.com/who-am-i
Shannon 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 so we can provide that time to another patient.
If you fail to notify us of the cancellation, we will hunt you down, just kidding. Emergencies happen and we are all human.
But if they happen more than two times during treatment or if you fail to cancel an appointment you will be required to prepay for all future appointments.
*Missed prepaid appointments will not be refunded.
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: https://renata-nehme.clientsecure.me
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, scroll to the bottom of the page and hit the orange button: Request Appointment
14. How does therapy work?
After our consult you will get 2 emails.
One from our software (simple practice) asking you to fill out paperwork.
Another from me - it’s a welcome email with all the information you will need throughout therapy. Please save this email where it will be easy to find. *Check your Spam
There you also find a document with all of the photos that need to be taken. Please read the instructions so we get great starting photos.
You can email the photos to email@example.com or text the photos to the business phone number (912) 230-3553
On the welcome email you will also find the tools you will need to bring for the full evaluation appointment. It takes about 1 hour.
Key points are - good lighting and a fast Internet service
After the full evaluation 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?