An oropharynx is a group of several different muscles in the throat, mouth, and nose. The weakening of these muscles is a common cause of breathing problems, sleep apnea, and snoring, but an innovative new therapy can strengthen these muscles and restore their function. Who is a good candidate for this treatment?
Anyone Who Snores
Snoring is a common problem that is often caused by weakness in the muscles of the throat or tongue. If your partner complains that you sound like a freight train, myofunctional therapy can help both of you get a good night’s sleep.
Children With Breathing Dysfunction
The ability to breathe properly is especially important for children because they spend so much time in active play. If your child experiences symptoms like noisy breathing, stuffy nose, and fatigue, this treatment offers a painless and non-invasive solution. It’s also more effective in small children because their bones and tissues are still growing.
Adults With Sleep Apnea
Do you wake up tired and unrefreshed every morning? The culprit might be a condition called sleep apnea, which causes breathing to stop and start during the night due to obstruction. Myofunctional therapy is just one of many therapeutic options for this potentially serious disorder.
Are you ready to breathe easier? Dr. Kerry Lowery and the team at Beyond Smiles of Park Ridge are here to help. Visit their website to know more about myofunctional therapy and their full list of services, or contact them today.