Tip Tuesday: Myofunctional Therapy Part 1

Myofunctional Therapy: Part 1

Join us as we explore myofunctional therapy with the MyoCorrect program over the next several weeks!
We’re excited to offer this deep dive.

What Is Myofunctional Therapy?

Myofunctional therapy is a program used to correct the improper function of the tongue and facial muscles. It involves strengthening the tongue and orofacial muscles by teaching individuals how to engage the muscles in the appropriate position.

What are the signs of Myofunctional Dysfunction?

  • Low resting tongue
  • Frenulums
  • Narrow Palate
  • Weak lip seal
  • Crooked teeth
  • Atypical Swallowing
  • Incorrect breathing
  • Improper chewing
  • Malocclusion

Myofunctional Therapy . . .

  • should not be introduced as an option;​
  • can be used as a preventative ​measure;
  • can be used as the sole treatment (a patient does not have to be using an appliance);
  • can be used with other dental devices (including clear aligners)​; and
  • includes more than just exercises (includes the awareness method, education, breathing awareness, and mental health approach, and creates increased compliance with appliances and aligners).

What is the goal of oral myofunctional therapy?

The primary goal of orofacial myofunctional therapy is to achieve an ideal resting posture, which includes a stable relationship between the tongue, lips, teeth, and jaws.

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          Our Live Practical Course is available to all Vivos VIPs who have completed Sessions 1–3 virtually. This is a hands-on course where you will review everything learned from Sessions 1–3, go through the record process as a patient, and take the records as the doctor. You will also get hands-on training with Vivos guides and the DNA/mRNA appliances.

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          New Webinars Coming This Week!

          Patient Education Meeting
          Thursday, March 3
          9 AM MDT

          Does your team need to see a patient education meeting or need a refresher? Have a new staff member who needs to see a PEM for the first time? Then join us at this webinar!

          Twist, Bend, and Mend
          Friday, March 4
          1 PM MDT

          This webinar will include demonstrations of a few practice-friendly repairs and adjustments that you can make to appliances in your office.

          Sleep Talks with Empower Sleep
          Wednesday, March 9
          11 AM MDT

          Join Empower Sleep and Dr. Sahil Chopra for a roundtable discussion on YOUR patients’ home sleep tests (HST). During this webinar, you will be able to share your challenging and/or complex home sleep tests and gain a better understanding of the results.

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