Providing individual excellent quality patient care. Our therapy approach is respectful, positive and encouraging. For your convenience online sessons can be incorporated.
Myofunctional therapy Questions? Set up a free initial phone consult. We are always happy to educate and answer questions for future patients and referring specialists.
Collaboration with multiple specialists are welcomed. A Multidisciplinary approach is sometimes needed to treat Oromyofacial disorders. Specialists involved can be Orthodontists, Dentists, Oral Surgeons, ENT's, MD's, Pediatricians, Pediatric Dentists, SLP among others. Patients can be evaluated and treated without a referral.
Therapy that involves retraining neuromuscular patterns. Each patient is evaluated and their program is individualized. Our goal is to create a normal oral rest posture to create a harmonious functional environment.
May include one or more of the following signs and symptoms.
-A mouth-open, lips-apart resting posture
-Mouth breathing as opposed to Nasal breathing
-Orthodontic relapse after orthodontic treatment
-A forward interdental rest posture of the tongue (tongue thrust)
-Negative oral habits such as thumb, finger, lip, and tongue sucking habits
-Chewing, bolus collection, swallowing issues, messy eating pattern
-Tongue tie (tongue restriction)
Airway issues that interfere with the ability to breathe easily and consistently through the nose.
A restricted lingual frenum (tissue attachment under the tongue).
Syndromes affecting jaw structure and a high narrow palate.
Neuromuscular facilitation and Behavior modification to reach therapy goals can take weeks or months depending on the Orofacial Myofunctional disorder. Therapy includes a combination of in office and home exercises.
Initial consult 60-90 minutes. History, evaluation, photographs and measurements are performed.
30 minute consult review and therapy plan appointment.
Multiple 30 minute therapy sessions, a combination of in person and online. Therapy involves Intensive, Habituation and Retention phases along with home excercises.
Tracey Shelbourne RDH-Specializing in Myofunctonal Therapy. 20 years of experience in Dental Hygiene. including Pediatric, Periodontic, Orthodontic and Cosmetic Dental offices.
-Correct tongue rest posture
-Tongue toning for sleep apnea
-Tongue excercises before and after frenectomy
-Correct bolus collection and swallowing
-Lip strengthening/over competence
-Closed mouth breathing
-discomfort from bruxism
-pre/post tongue release therapy for babies and suck training
care credit -0% payment plans
60 minute Initial evaluation appointment, virtual or in person.
Normally 1-2 30 minute sessions per month. Virtual or in person appointments.
Initial exam for Myofunctional Therapy 30-60 minutes
30 minute in person or virtual Myofunctional Therapy session
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have. Locations in metro Detroit are available.
A Tongue release if needed can make a difference in a enjoyable start with your new baby at home. It can prevent life long issues related to overall well being.