Myofunctional Therapy in The Junction

Myofunctional therapy is a holistic treatment approach that involves retraining the muscles in the mouth and face to achieve optimal oral health. This type of therapy is often used to treat the following:

  • Tongue thrusting
  • Lip incompetence
  • Breathing issues
  • Swallowing problems

Weak muscles because of illnesses can also be corrected using repeated therapies and therapy aids to encourage the right function and use of these muscles.

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How Does It Help?

By addressing these muscular imbalances, Myofunctional therapy can help restore balance and improve the overall health of the mouth and face. We often use this type of therapy in combination with other treatments, such as orthodontic treatment or speech therapy, to achieve long-term results.

Care is tailored to each individual patient and can address both short-term and long-term problems that compromise oral health.

What to Expect

Dr Zabin Kassam (Dentist) uses a variety of techniques such as exercises, breathing retraining, and postural re-education to help restore muscle balance and improve the overall functioning of the mouth, face, and jaw.

Often, she will identify improper functional muscles during treatment, such as tongue thrust swallow, and incorporate Myofunctional therapy with dental treatment to teach patients how to correctly swallow or counsel positioning and breathing.

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on your particular case. Sometimes ones related to dental health may be covered depending on the health fund. There are some insurance companies that cover Myofunctional therapy. The majority of times it is an out-of-pocket expense for the patient.

Yes, it’s important to do your exercises at home and often. We can assist with calendars and charts to log your performance and progress.

“It’s important to know that benefits can only be seen if you do the exercises because a 30-minute appointment in the surgery won’t fix the problem,” said Zabin.

Yes, and we get a fair bit of referral from around the area for this therapy.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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