Do You Breathe Through Your Mouth?
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Can help
Experiencing any of these symptoms:
Neck or upper back pain
Tired no matter how much sleep you get
Higher blood pressure
Yearly dental cavities
The Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy guides you with easy exercises to help you make nasal breathing a habit, improving brain function, physical stamina, immune strength, sleep quality, oral health, blood pressure, facial symmetry, and lowering stress hormones, to name a few.
Better Brain Function2
Better Memory & Information Retention2
Helps Relax. Reducing stress by lowering the harmful effects of cortisol in the body3
More Attractive Features4
Prevents Long Face Syndrome4
Well Defined Cheekbones4
Nicely Developed Jawline4
Better Formed Upper Airways4
Brighter Alert Eyes4
Enhanced Core Muscle Stability6
Adequate Saliva & Fresher Breath. Less Cavities & Gum Disease7
Lowers Heart Rate8
Lowers Blood Pressure8
Growth Hormone Release to Build, Maintain, & Repair Tissues9
Can Help Prevent Snoring & Apnea Episodes7
Feel Better Rested7
Essential Nitric Oxide Intake (Only Created in the Nose)10
Immune Defense: Combats Harmful Bacteria, Viruses, & Parasitic Organisms11
Regulates Blood Pressure: is a Vasodilator11
Enhances the Lung's Capacity to Absorb Oxygen11
Maintaining Homeostasis in the Body: pH, Temperature, Ion, & Glucose Concentration12
Poorer Academics: Performing Poorly at Work14
Poorer Quality of Life15
Less Attractive Features
Poorly Defined Cheekbones16
Narrow Jaw & Face16
Jaw Set Back16
Tired Eyes: Dark Circles & Unfocused16
Underdeveloped Nasal Airway16
Postural Problems: Forward Head Posture17
Spinal Disc Compression17
Dental Occlusal Problems17
Minimal to No Nitric Oxide Intake Can Cause10
High Blood Pressure10
Digestive Track Issues10
Sleep Disordered Breathing18
Reduced Growth Hormone Production19
Sleep Apnea: Breathing Stops While Asleep for a Varying Length of Time20
Dry Mouth, Sore Throat, Headaches, Trouble Paying Attention, & Irritability20
Memory Loss: Sleep Helps to Consolidate Memories20
Weakened Immune System: Reduced Number of T-Cells20
High Blood Pressure: Drops in Blood Oxygen Levels Strains the Cardiovascular System20
Decreased Sexual Desire: Viagra is Pfizer Creating a Pill of Nitric Oxide20
Abnormal Cholesterol: May have Higher LDL22
High Blood Sugar Levels23
Deprives Body of Needed Oxygen Levels20
Linked to Fatty Liver Disease24
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What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?
The mouth, head, and neck are a complex weave of muscles, tissues, joints, bones, blood vessels, and nerves that all need to work together for a smooth, discomfort-free daily function.
We are born and grow with little direction and training in this area of our bodies. We eat the way we eat, we chew on the side that is most comfortable, we swallow whichever way gets the food down, our tongues rest wherever they rest, we breathe the easier way, and we have repetitive habits that soothe our stress that can involve our faces and mouths.
All of these reflexive habits can create abnormalities in our oral and facial structures, and since we have been doing them throughout youthful growth, our bones and muscles have molded around these untrained habits, potentially creating ingrained disorders in our current and later years.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists specialize and only focus on the muscles and tissues throughout the tongue, jaw, face, head, and neck. Weekly exercises are given that either tone or relax these muscles and tissues aligning them to your center. Working from your foundation up, we progressively reset years of habits. Most individuals will complete the program within the year and yet your new symmetry could last your lifetime.
A Stanford University Systematic Review Revealed The Lasting Beneficial Effects Of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy In A Wide Cohort:
“Current literature demonstrates that orofacial myofunctional therapy decreases apnea-hypopnea index by approximately 50% in adults and 62% in children. Improvements to snoring and daytime sleepiness. Shown effective in children and adults of all ages studied thus far; youngest patient 3 yrs old to 60 yrs old. Therapy has an important role in preventing relapse.”48
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2Jefferson Y. Mouth breathing: adverse effects on facial growth, health, academics and behaviour. General dentist. 2010 Jan- Feb; 58 (1): 18-25.
2Surtel A, Klepacz R, Wysokińska-Miszczuk J. Wpływ toru oddechowego na jamę ustną. The influence of breathing mode on the oral cavity. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2015 Dec;39(234):405-7. Polish. PMID: 26802697.
3Steffen, Patrick R et al. “The Impact of Resonance Frequency Breathing on Measures of Heart Rate Variability, Blood Pressure, and Mood.” Frontiers in public health vol. 5 222. 25 Aug. 2017, doi:10.3389/fpubh.2017.00222