Wilmington Myofunctional Therapy
Comfortable Smile Correction
for Every Wilmington Child
This is actually a shortened list of symptoms or side effects that can happen to your child if they’re not consistently getting a good night’s sleep. It’s a bad cycle that even adults can get stuck in, but it’s even more upsetting if it’s your little one who’s struggling. Does your child struggle with:
- Sleep issues
- Teeth grinding
- Excessive sleepiness throughout the day
- Dark circles
- Irritability or behavioral problems
Don’t worry! Your biological and holistic family dentist in Wilmington is here to help you and your family get out of the dark when it comes to sleep issues. It all has to do with something called sleep disordered breathing or SDB. It’s generally present when the air that flows through your little one’s mouth and nose is obstructed or constricted in some way. What causes this ranges from patient to patient but some of the most common issues can include chronic mouth breathing during daytime hours, being overweight, or having a jaw that’s under or misdeveloped.
What is Myofunctional Therapy?
Myofunctional Therapy helps to give your child better posture or positioning of their tongue while sleeping for improved breathing and eliminates the causes of issues when swallowing. It relies on a form of neuromuscular repatterning achieved through a series of pain-free exercises specifically designed to help your child breathe and sleep better. We want to essentially create new ways for how their muscles work while resting. When all of this comes together with a more aligned jaw that’s properly developed, there’s more space for teeth to come in comfortably too.
We can effectively and efficiently activate specific muscles in their face and jaw, triggering nearby muscles and joints to essentially fall in line and do the same thing. Once correct coordination is achieved throughout, it will open up a whole new world of functional oral health and growth designed to set them up with a healthy smile that’s built to last a lifetime. Did we mention they’re going to feel better, sleep better, and even look better too?
A Natural Solution for Every Smile
As your trusted home for biological and holistic dental care in Wilmington, we do everything we can to treat you and your family with conservative and preventive care. This natural approach to smile improvement has been used for years on patients of all ages, but it’s particularly helpful for fixing issues with child smiles before they turn into something bigger and more costly down the road. We can get their bite right now without having to use expanders or metal braces. Our team of doctors has special training and technology to make this minimally invasive treatment work for you and your family.