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Advanced Myofunctional Therapy in Belle Fourche is Here

Custom Physical Therapy for the Tongue and Face (for All Ages)

Take a second and take note of your tongue. Why? Because how it’s positioned in your mouth makes a big difference in every aspect of your life, from how you chew food to how you look. Sometimes our tongue and facial muscles aren’t correctly balanced, but they can be corrected with life-changing myofunctional therapy in Belle Fourche. We work as a team with you or a child who may be struggling. We use a combination of easy, physical therapy exercises for your tongue and facial muscles designed to provide relief from orofacial myofunctional disorders or OMDs.

With myofunctional therapy in Belle Fourche, we’re changing the way you breathe, eat, speak, sleep, and so much more.

Myofunctional Therapy Services

Are you a parent concerned about your infant or toddler and their need for myofunctional therapy in Belle Fourche? If so, you’re in the right place. Consider scheduling a consultation if your little one is experiencing:

  • Mouth Breathing
  • Tongue Thrusting
  • Sucking on Thumb, Finger, or Pacifier
  • Breastfeeding Issues
  • Lisping or Speech Problems

Getting help now while your infant or toddler is still developing is essential in treating OMDs.

If you’re a parent who’s ever heard of or is currently dealing with TOTs or tethered oral tissue, then you know how stressful it can be for you and your little one. They’re more commonly known to parents as tongue or lips ties. TOTs concerns a thin piece of skin under your baby’s tongue where movement is restricted or how their upper lip is attached to their gums. Help is here!

Part of providing unique myofunctional therapy in Belle Fourche is to offer patients like you a custom treatment experience, including something we call breathing re-education. We take a strong approach to reversing underlying health problems often related to improper breathing or mouth breathing. We can help you improve your breathing and, many times, your sleeping patterns. It’s a double win for you and a better way of life.

Children (and parents) can greatly benefit from myofunctional therapy in Belle Fourche by catching issues early during growth and development. The sooner we detect a problem, the better chances we have of correcting it using specialized exercises to establish a solid foundation for how the facial muscles, tongue, jaw, teeth, and lips develop. You say goodbye to drooling, improper chewing, open lip posture, and incorrect swallowing.

Did you know that orofacial and TMJ pain can be some of the most debilitating discomforts someone can endure, day after day? We don’t believe anyone deserves to live this way; that’s why we might recommend myofunctional therapy in Belle Fourche as part of your treatment plan. There are many ways to address TMJ and facial pain, and this type of therapy can be hugely beneficial to enhance your quality of life.

When your bite is off (malocclusion), it could be caused by an orofacial myofunctional disorder or OMD. The same can be said for myofascial dysfunction that can often be very painful. Or, it may unknowingly lead to improper growth and development, muscle pain, or TMD. Myofunctional therapy in Belle Fourche can help you become more balanced and avoid future pain, or orthotic relapse.