How Therapy Works
At Loeta Robles, DDS, our myofunctional therapy team, offers a variety of treatment plans which are tailored specifically to you, our patient’s, unique needs.
State Of The Art Myofunctional Therapy
We offer more than just myofunctional therapy! We’ve taken the most current research and cutting-edge techniques in the oral myofunctional field, and combined them with breathing retraining exercises and myofacial release techniques.
The result is a comprehensive treatment approach focused on returning true functionality to the orofacial complex and eliminating dysfunctional breathing patterns and habits. The results our patients have experienced have been life-changing.
12-Session Myofunctional Therapy Treatment Programs
Brooke typically recommends a 12-session therapy program for most of the patients we see at our practice.
During therapy, you’ll work through a carefully structured program, with each session progressively building on the one before it. The program starts with improving oral and facial muscle strength, and then works through swallowing, eating, speech, tongue-tie or sleep apnea exercises, depending on your symptoms.
These 12-session therapy programs usually last about eight to ten months. The appointments are held in-office and you’ll meet with Brooke, our certified myofunctional therapist, for a 45-minute session every two to three weeks.
The daily time commitment for your exercises is simple – five minutes, twice day is all it takes!
The 12-session programs take into account all of the aspects of the longer programs listed below, so you’ll learn exercises and techniques that will help you permanently change your oral myofunctional habits for the better.
Longer-Term Myofunctional Therapy Treatment Programs
For more complex cases that need a longer-term approach, or to ensure that the strongest of oral habits are effectively changed, our longer-term therapy programs usually last a year or more and range from 18 to 22 sessions.
Do Your Myofunctional Therapy Exercises!
It’s important to note that at home participation is crucial to the success of any exercise-based therapy program. If you don’t practice consistently at home, you won’t experience the full benefits of the program.