Myofunctional Therapy was unheard of a few years back, but today both—professionals in the field of dentistry and patients—are aware of its benefits.
In the last couple of years, the field of myofunctional therapy has expanded heavily and is being offered all over the country.
At Connected Dots, we don’t just offer our services to patients in need of therapy, but also to dentists, hygienists, orthodontists and other professionals who are looking for partnership in myofunctional therapy to better treat their patients.
Today, there is more awareness about the role our mouths, airways and tongues play in the overall functioning of our body. Instead of focusing on treating the symptoms, we help medical professionals eliminate the root-causes directly.
Conditions such as sleep apnea and tongue-tie are now being treated differently. Studies have shown that around 90 million Americans have some sort of sleeping disorder that prevents them from getting a good night’s worth of sleep. These high numbers have prompted the American Dental Association to suggest that dentists screen their patients for sleep disorders caused by irregular breathing.
That’s where we come in!
Myofunctional therapy is an essential component of the multi-disciplinary approach needed to treat such conditions.
Children that are tongue-tied develop upper airway resistance syndrome, sleep apnea and other sleep related breathing disorders. This group of individuals is also at risk of living with chronic head, shoulder and neck pain, TMD and other health-related problems as adults.
Myofunctoinal therapy has proven to be effective in treating both, adults and children with tongue-tie. Doctors who are conducting tongue-tie release procedures are insisting that patients undergo myofunctional therapy prior to and after the procedure is completed to attain long-lasting results.
Myofuntional therapy can be a useful and supporting tool in treating a range of conditions such as: temporomandibular disorder (that causes intense pain in the jaw and surrounding muscles), and forward head posture.
Orthodontists seek the help of myofunctional therapists to stabilize the mouth after the completion of orthodontic treatment to prevent relapse.
As the many benefits of myofunctional therapy becomes more recognized, we felt the need to develop referral programs for medical professionals.
Medical professionals that need assistance in treating mouth, jaw and tongue-related issues can avail our services using our referral program.
If you’re a medical professional seeking the help or partnership with myofunctional therapists, get in touch with Connected Dots – Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy today!