Your tongue helps you speak, eat, swallow and breathe well. It plays a huge role in your life, but have you ever asked yourself, is it functioning properly? Do I have the required proper resting posture? Think about it!
The tongue is made of eight muscle pairs - that is 16 muscles that need to coordinate with one another for success. If they are not functioning in harmony they can create an incorrect swallowing pattern and lead to compensations or prevent the tongue from assisting with proper breathing.
The way the tongue works can greatly impact your health, your sleep, your digestion and even your physical appearance. Proper resting position can have a major impacts on growth of the upper jaw and palate through the gentle chronic force of the tongue.
When the tongue is in the proper position, doing its job, it helps create a large optimal airway. On the flip side, when the tongue is low in the mouth - this guides growth down and back which can result in a recessed chin, smaller jaws, and in turn a smaller airway.
Over time this growth pattern can predispose a person to conditions like sleep apnea, upper airway resistance syndrome, a grinding and clenching habit and more.
This is why myofunctional therapy can change your life.
Located in the Kansas City and Leawood area, if this information resonates with you, what are you waiting for?
These are some of our big goals with our myofuncational therapy program.
Based in Overland Park, KS. Optimized Airways is located in a Kansas suburb of Kansas City, MO.
No matter what you are looking for myofunctional therapy for, Optimized Airways is here to support you with exercises to help build strength and correct your myofunctional habits in both children and adults alike.
As a mom, and a dental hygienist, I was struggling to get answers to issues surrounding sleep and oral habits with my kids and frustrated with answers from traditional healthcare/educators. When I learned how important the power of nasal breathing can be not just for their sleep but for their growth and development I knew I needed to help share this knowledge with other parents and adults alike.
Who knew that helping my kids breathe and sleep better could turn into a company with a mission to help others achieve the same goals! In 2023, I opened Optimized Airways to be just that, a place for people to learn how powerful correct function can be. Form follows function, and so my job is to teach simple functional changes that can change the way you live for the better!
Myofunctional therapy has been show to help you live more fully. Whether you want to stop your snoring habit, stop mouth breathing, get you breathing well through your nose, get help with jaw pain and TMJ issues or are looking for support in conjunction with pre/post tongue tie therapy Myofunctional therapy can help! In kids, myofunctional therapy can help your child get better sleep by helping correct breathing patters to reduce snoring, bed wetting, ADHD symptoms and night time grinding. When your child sleeps better they feel better, and you will too!
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, also shortened to Myofunctional Therapy, OMT or MYO. Orofacial Myology. Functional Exercises of the head, neck and face. Tongue Tie Therapy. Tongue Thrust Therapy. Similar to Physical Therapy for the head and neck. Neuromuscular reeducation. No matter what you call it, my goal as a Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist is to partner with you to help you address functional issues and teach you exercises to correct function. It is as simple as that - I teach you exercises for optimizing your airways to help you thrive.
My Local Clients Are All Over the Kansas City Area:
Overland Park, KS | Leawood, KS | Prairie Village, KS | Olathe, KS | Shawnee, KS | Mission, KS | Fairway, KS | Roeland Park, KS | Mission Hills, KS | Lenexa, KS | Merriam, KS | Parkville, KS | Western Edge of Kansas City, MO | Raymore, MO | Lee Summit, MO | Grandview, MO | Independence, MO | Liberty, MO | Raytown, MO