Many individuals have difficulties with shifting teeth, nighttime snoring, and issues with swallowing. These common symptoms could be related to the poor muscle tone of the tongue. When this happens, the tongue can move forward pushing against the front teeth. The lax muscle tone of the tongue and surrounding soft structures inside the oral cavity can lead to tooth shifting, snoring at night, and sometimes problems with swallowing and/or speech. Learn where more people turn for effective myofunctional therapy in Park Ridge.
What Is Myofunctional Therapy Anyway?
Dentists who have advanced training in treating muscular problems within the oral cavity including the tongue can provide effective treatment for this condition termed myofunctional therapy.
Goals of Myofunctional Treatment or Therapy Explained
The goals of these treatments include correction of tongue position, correction of nasal breathing, correction of mouth position, such as open mouth/lip position, and correcting any swallowing problems associated with these abnormal positions of the mouth and oral cavity soft structures.
Common Signs & Symptoms of Myofunctional Tongue/Mouth Disorder
Some of the signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for common with myofunctional tongue and other mouth structure disorders include open-mouth breathing, issues with chronic allergies and sinus problems, crooked teeth, snoring, enlarged tonsils and never feeling rested after sleep.
Other symptoms include problems with speech, inability or difficulty in closing the mouth fully, drooling, previous tooth extractions for orthodontic purposes, and significant wear of teeth.
Contact Beyond Smiles of Park Ridge or visit their website to learn more about myofunctional therapy and their other services.
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