Orofacial Myology & Breathing Education

We offer a holistic breathing and orofacial myology (aka orofacial myofunctional therapy) practice.

What do we do?

We help clients restore their basic functions of life such as breathing, resting, sleeping, talking, chewing, and swallowing. 

 

Proper function of the muscles of face, head and neck includes functional nasal breathing, tongue resting passively on the roof of the mouth, lips sealed at rest in a relaxed way, teeth lightly apart, chewing on both sides of the jaw with lips together and swallowing without the tongue pushing against the teeth (tongue thrust). 

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Breathing Analysis & Coaching
  • Elimination of mouth breathing

  • Establish functional nasal breathing 

  • Improve sleep quality

  • Decrease snoring and sleep apnea

  • Decrease sensitivity to air-borne allergens

  • Improve endurance and control of your breathing during physical activity

 

Using the following modalities:

  • Breathing re-education with Capnometry

  • Integrative Breathing Therapy (IBT)

  • Buteyko breathing re-education

  • Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

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Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)
  • OMT is a set of special mouth exercises and tools that help improve and restore correct function in the muscles of the face, head and neck. 

Treatments vary on individual client's needs and include:

  • Facilitating functional release of tongue, lip and buccal ties

  • Oral habit elimination: thumb sucking, finger sucking, trichotillomania and other poor oral habits 

  • Eliminate tongue thrust

  • Establish healthy oral resting posture, chewing and swallowing

  • Improve function of your jaw joint (TMJ or temporomandibular joint)

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What do breathing and myofunctional disorders look like?

When correct function of breathing and orofacial muscles is distorted it can create symptoms such as:

  • nasal congestion

  • dry mouth

  • dry lips

  • enlarged tonsils

  • adenoids

  • environmental and seasonal allergies

  • asthma

  • frequent colds 

  • ear aches

  • trouble clearing the ears

  • clenching and grinding of the teeth

  • TMJ Dysfunction

  • ringing in the ears

  • sleep disordered breathing

  • snoring

  • sleep apnea

  • headaches

  • facial pain

  • head and neck tension

  • poor circulation

  • misaligned teeth and jaws

  • anterior open bite

  • high narrow palate

  • crowded teeth

  • drooling

  • gas and bloating

  • acid reflux

  • poor digestion and much more.

 

We help our clients address these symptoms using research based exercises, tools and remedies to restore healthy function of the nasal and upper airway, stimulate reflexive nasal breathing, achieve proper and balanced function of the muscles of the tongue, lips, cheeks, jaw, head and neck.

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