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Myo Matters MyoMatters specializes in Orofacial-Myology and Myofunctional Therapy. I work to personalize care for children and adults by utilizing therapeutic exercises that will retrain the muscles of the face to improve breathing, sleep, facial posture, and bite.
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Over the last year, we have all faced new challenges and for many of us that came with heightened stress levels. So this...
04/30/2021
How Myofunctional Therapy Can Reduce Stress

Over the last year, we have all faced new challenges and for many of us that came with heightened stress levels.

So this week I wanted to talk about how we can help reduce our stress levels with Myofunctional Therapy. 😀

How Stress effects you body, and the ways that Myofunctional Therapy will help reduce that stress.

It's a Myo Kit Day! I love putting these together.❤️🧡💛💚💙🤍🖤🤎Each piece will help you achieve better airway health. They a...
04/29/2021

It's a Myo Kit Day! I love putting these together.❤️🧡💛💚💙🤍🖤🤎

Each piece will help you achieve better airway health. They are the perfect compliment to the MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY programs at MyoMatters.

THESE KITS MAKE MYO EASIER AND MORE FUN FOR THE KIDDOS ALSO!

Let's get those tongue and jaw muscles working.

Message me to start a program today, and I'll include a kit, just for you in the therapy program! 👩‍🔬👩‍⚕️👍

DM me here or visit www.myomatters.com and sign up today ☺️

It's a Myo Kit Day! I love putting these together.❤️🧡💛💚💙🤍🖤🤎

Each piece will help you achieve better airway health. They are the perfect compliment to the MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY programs at MyoMatters.

THESE KITS MAKE MYO EASIER AND MORE FUN FOR THE KIDDOS ALSO!

Let's get those tongue and jaw muscles working.

Message me to start a program today, and I'll include a kit, just for you in the therapy program! 👩‍🔬👩‍⚕️👍

DM me here or visit www.myomatters.com and sign up today ☺️

Don't Drive without Insurance, and don't spend thousands on braces without Myofunctional Therapy. They are both a big ri...
04/22/2021
Orthodontic Relapse: Why Braces Aren't Enough

Don't Drive without Insurance, and don't spend thousands on braces without Myofunctional Therapy. They are both a big risk!

The truth is many parents today aren't informed about the likelihood of orthodontic relapse and SPOILER ALERT!!!:

IT IS REALLY COMMON

My hope is that this post will raise awareness and allow parents to make the best choices for themselves and their children when it comes to orthodontics.

Remember to like and follow so I can keep you up to date on all the latest topics. :-)

Orthodontic Relapse is frustrating and costly. This post examines how to prevent orthodontic relapse even if you've had braces in the past.

I absolutely LOVE THIS Ted Talk!! Dr. Simmons breaks down the many ways that a mandibular hypoplasia condition going und...
04/21/2021
The Neurological Consequences of a Misfit Mouth on Sleep | Jerald Simmons | TEDxSugarLand

I absolutely LOVE THIS Ted Talk!!

Dr. Simmons breaks down the many ways that a mandibular hypoplasia condition going undiagnosed can effect us over the course of our lives.

In this Video you will learn:
Possible signs of underdevelopment
How to Treat Mandibular Hypoplasia
The effects it can have on the body
Common Misdiagnosis'

Feel free to message me if you have any questions or just want to talk Myo. I would love to hear from you. :-) :-) :-) :-)

Remember to Like and Follow MyoMatters posts for all the latest updates!

Dr. Simmons discusses the critical need for earlier detection of dental problems to mitigate future health challenges. He explains why people's mouths hold t...

"I Can't believe Myofunctional Therapy even helped with my...."I am sometimes blown away by how profound the life changi...
04/20/2021

"I Can't believe Myofunctional Therapy even helped with my...."

I am sometimes blown away by how profound the life changing benefits can be in such a short time for my clienrs.

I absolutely love my Job 😊

"I Can't believe Myofunctional Therapy even helped with my...."

I am sometimes blown away by how profound the life changing benefits can be in such a short time for my clienrs.

I absolutely love my Job 😊

😛😛😛 Tongue Tie Frenectomy: Before and After.If you have been diagnosed with a tongue tie let's talk about what it could ...
04/19/2021

😛😛😛 Tongue Tie Frenectomy: Before and After.
If you have been diagnosed with a tongue tie let's talk about what it could mean for you 😛😛😛
Like and Follow MyoMatters for more content

Find out about the exciting ways that Expansion Appliances can improve your family's well being.
04/16/2021
What Are The Benefits of Expansion Appliances

Find out about the exciting ways that Expansion Appliances can improve your family's well being.

Why Is Expansion Needed Have you ever thought to yourself that you feel too small for your body, uncomfortable in your own skin? Well you just might have justification for feeling that way. While in the early 20th century Maxillary deficiency (maxillary hypoplasia) was through to come only from feta...

Hope you are having a great Friday and are ready for the weekend!For all you HARD WORKING MOMS out there. MyoMatters has...
04/09/2021
What Age Should Children Start Myofunctional Therapy?

Hope you are having a great Friday and are ready for the weekend!

For all you HARD WORKING MOMS out there. MyoMatters has put together the information you need to know, about when to get started on your child's Myofunctional Therapy needs.

I hope it is SUPER HELPFUL to you and your family! And as always you are welcome to ask me any questions, just drop a comment below.

Remember to like and "follow" MyoMatters for all the latest info and I'll keep you breathing your best. :)

What age should a child start Myofunctional Therapy, and how do the options differ?

Hope everyone had a happy easter with friends and family! When we see loved ones we haven't seen for a while a lot can c...
04/05/2021

Hope everyone had a happy easter with friends and family! When we see loved ones we haven't seen for a while a lot can change, but what won't change is sleep disordered breathing......that is, ulness we take action.

Gone are the days where invasive surgeries or years of retainers were the only option. That's why I'm here to spread the word, but I need your help!

When you share MyoMatter's #Myofunctional Therapy programs with your loved ones, they might be unaware of #myofunctionaltherapy and all of its health benefits. That's why it's so important to #spreadtheword. Everyone in your family will be thanking you next easter.

#happyeaster #sleepdisorderedbreathing #sharethelove #airway

Hope everyone had a happy easter with friends and family! When we see loved ones we haven't seen for a while a lot can change, but what won't change is sleep disordered breathing......that is, ulness we take action.

Gone are the days where invasive surgeries or years of retainers were the only option. That's why I'm here to spread the word, but I need your help!

When you share MyoMatter's #Myofunctional Therapy programs with your loved ones, they might be unaware of #myofunctionaltherapy and all of its health benefits. That's why it's so important to #spreadtheword. Everyone in your family will be thanking you next easter.

#happyeaster #sleepdisorderedbreathing #sharethelove #airway

From the MyoMatters team we wish all of you a very happy easter! 🍭🐇
04/04/2021

From the MyoMatters team we wish all of you a very happy easter! 🍭🐇

From the MyoMatters team we wish all of you a very happy easter! 🍭🐇

Hello Friends and followers, and HAPPY FIRDAY!!!! 🎊 MyoMatters hopes your weekend will be TMJ pain free, but if not we'v...
04/02/2021
Can Myofunctional Therapy Fix My TMJ Disorder?

Hello Friends and followers, and HAPPY FIRDAY!!!! 🎊

MyoMatters hopes your weekend will be TMJ pain free, but if not we've got some info to HELP YOU OUT!🎯

How MyoFunctional Therapy can help correct TMJ Disorder. How TMJ Disorder effects the Face and Mouth

MyoMatters is so excited to announce our NEW BLOG! We will be posting new topics every Thursday! 🗓Come and discover the ...
03/26/2021
10 Benefits of Better Sleep From Myofunctional Therapy

MyoMatters is so excited to announce our NEW BLOG! We will be posting new topics every Thursday! 🗓

Come and discover the many benefits and methods Myofunctional Therapy puts to work for you with our weekly "5 Minute Reads"!!

Remember to like 👍, and "Share"↪ so we can continue spreading the word that better health and wellness is available to everyone!

https://www.myomatters.com/post/10-benefits-of-better-sleep-from-myofunctional-therapy

How does Myofunctional Therapy improve sleep quality? This article covers 10 of the most exciting benefits to sleep that client's can expect by using Myofunctional Therapy.

03/19/2021

It's a hot topic.... because soooooo much cranial facial development happens in those first few years of life!

That topic..... dummies!

You may have heard that dummy (pacifier) sucking can lead to crooked teeth and narrow jaws? For an unsettled baby it may be a useful tool, but by 2 years of age, it can be a difficult habit to break.

Not only are these habits harder to break the longer they go on, they can also create a number of problems for your growing child due to the muscles working incorrectly.

Sucking habits are quite complex and often involve a combination of habit, emotional connection and mechanical stimulation – they can be extremely difficult and extremely frustrating to break.
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#dummy #pacifier

This cutie is rocking her habit elimination program! 👍🏻🙌🏻✨Habits like thumb and finger sucking change the shape of more ...
03/18/2021

This cutie is rocking her habit elimination program! 👍🏻🙌🏻✨Habits like thumb and finger sucking change the shape of more than just the teeth! It can effect the airway and facial development. Stopping habits and correcting function as soon as possible gets them back on track for proper growth and development!

#thumbsucker #myofunctionaltherapy #orofacialmyologist #myofunctionaldisorders #oralhabits #sleep #breathe

03/12/2021

Weakness of the lips face and tongue can impact so many important functions of the body and problems can be difficult to spot and to link.

This graphic illustrates some of the common ways these kind of problems present.
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#mouthbreathing #healthy #healthybody

It’s Monday! And it’s time for us to get back to work Luna. Patients need us!  #coworkers #online #myofunctionaltherapy ...
03/01/2021

It’s Monday! And it’s time for us to get back to work Luna. Patients need us!

#coworkers #online #myofunctionaltherapy #myomondays #weekendwithdrawals #frenchbulldog

It’s Monday! And it’s time for us to get back to work Luna. Patients need us!

#coworkers #online #myofunctionaltherapy #myomondays #weekendwithdrawals #frenchbulldog

01/28/2021

Check out this CUTIE try her #bebemunchee for the first time!😍 Long term pacifier use or finger sucking can have a negative impact on facial growth, dental eruption, and airway development! The #myomunchee uses chewing muscles to encourage positive growth and development! Even at 6 months!❤️

#muncheemovement #healthybaby #myofunctionaltherapy

I tell people I’m passionate about Myofunctional Therapy and airway treatments because I share their story. These are my...
01/23/2021

I tell people I’m passionate about Myofunctional Therapy and airway treatments because I share their story. These are my readings. I realize not everyone may know what they are looking at. Let me see if I can explain...
This is a Pharyngometer reading. A tube that when you breathe through can measure the airway space from the teeth to the glotis.
Reading 1. My baseline reading before treatment, just breathing naturally.
Reading 2. Before treatment- a reading taken when I exhaled all the way. You can see the tube flattens when I exhaled fully. You can imagine what it did when I was sleeping and the muscles were relaxed!😧

Reading 3. Was my post treatment baseline. Treatment being #vivos DNA expansion appliance and #myofuntionaltherapy
Reading 4. Post treatment collapse reading. A reading taken when I exhale fully. No more collapse!🙌🏻

What does that mean for me?
#healthybreathing #goodsleep #nasalbreathing
It means waking before my alarm and feeling rested and awake! Less caffeine during the day! No #brainfog ! #moreenergy

Trust me when I say, it’s not that your getting older. It’s not just stress. Your sleep is essential to maintaining your health!

#orofacialmyology #orofacialmyofunctionaltherapy #vivoslife

More than one way to diagnose a tongue tie!
01/21/2021

More than one way to diagnose a tongue tie!

Progress towards a functional definition of ankyloglossia

Visit https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/joor.13144 to read the study in its entirety.

#LingualPalatalSuction #tonguemobility #TongueRangeOfMotion #Research #ZaghiMD #TheBreatheInstitute #AirwayHealth

Can’t say Thank you enough for pumping out the research we need to progress this field. Proving what we already knows wo...
01/19/2021

Can’t say Thank you enough for pumping out the research we need to progress this field. Proving what we already knows works and standardizing our measurements!🙌🏻

Introducing new published research!
Assessment of posterior tongue mobility using lingual‐palatal suction: Progress towards a functional definition of ankyloglossia.

Research forms the foundations upon which new knowledge can be built and future standards born.

Visit https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/joor.13144 to read the study in its entirety.

Thank you all for the support of this article! We want to thank co-authors: Shayan Shamtoob, Cynthia Peterson, Loree Christianson, Sanda Valcu Pinkerton, Zahra Peeran, Brigitte Fung, Daniel Kwok‐keung Ng, Triin Jagomagi, Nicole Archambault, Bridget O’Connor, Kathy Winslow, Miche Lano , Janine Knapp Murdock, Lenore Morrissey, and Audrey Yoon. This study was directed and financially supported by The Breathe Institute. We are grateful to the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences for funding the IRB application. We are grateful to the Foundation for Airway Health for providing the funds to make this manuscript available open access to all readers. We acknowledge Hoang Anh Dao, Judith Dember-Paige, Jennifer Hobson, and Barry Raphael for their data collection contributions, Marc Richard Moeller for help in the IRB application, Howard Hindin and The Foundation for Airway Health for coordinating funds for open access publication, as well as Bruce Peterson for his efforts with tool creation, design, photography and technical support. We acknowledge the clinical research team at The Breathe Institute for help with manuscript preparation: Leyli Norouz-Knutsen , Chad Knutsen, Gloria Nguyen, Maryam Nouri Norouz, Lesley McGovern Kupiec, RDH, MSDH, Sarah K Hornsby , and Nora Ghodousi. We acknowledge Kristie Gatto , Kim Rioux, and Richard Baxter for reviewing and editing the article.

Visit www.thebreatheinstitute.com/outlook to learn more about how to get involved with us as we continually roll out new studies and collaborative research initiatives through The Breathe Outlook.

#Research #ZaghiMD #TheBreatheInstitute #AirwayHealthFoundation #AAPMD

I cannot say enough how much joy it brings me to make a difference in someone’s health journey!  #myofunctionaltherapy #...
01/06/2021

I cannot say enough how much joy it brings me to make a difference in someone’s health journey!

#myofunctionaltherapy #tonguetie #liptie #tonguethrust #oralhabits #healthyhabits #holistichealth #holistichygiene #sleep #breathing #snoring #orofacialmyology #orofacialmyofunctionaltherapy

Repost from @tonguetiebabies using @RepostRegramApp - It’s essential to address oral dysfunction and restrictions as ear...
01/01/2021

Repost from @tonguetiebabies using @RepostRegramApp - It’s essential to address oral dysfunction and restrictions as early as able, however this doesn’t mean that further assessment and intervention won’t be needed along the growth and development continuum. Often there are touch ups and oral issues to address along the way.
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This is another great reason to work with a knowledgeable team who can follow progress and make changes as necessary.

Not all tongue ties are obvious and it is important to have an evaluation done by a trained airway professional
12/30/2020
What Is A Posterior Tongue Tie?

Not all tongue ties are obvious and it is important to have an evaluation done by a trained airway professional

Trusted circle member, Sarah Hornsby, explains posterior tongue ties, why they are difficult to identify, and why they matter.

The Breathe Institute
12/29/2020

The Breathe Institute

What is your tongue position at rest?

Learn more www.thebreatheinstitute.com

#CorrectOralRestPosture #Tonguerestingonthepalate #Lipssealed #NasalBreathing #Teethapart #OrofacialMyofunctionalTherapy #MyoMondays #MyoMasterminds #TheBreatheInstitute #ZaghiMD #AirwayHealth

12/06/2020
Determinants of probable sleep bruxism in a pediatric mixed dentition population: a multivariate analysis of mouth vs. nasal breathing, tongue mobility, and tonsil size

This is a study published to confirm the correlation between large tonsils, limited tongue mobility, and nasal obstruction in children who grind their teeth. Myofunctional Therapy helps treat all three of these things.💙

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389945720304998?dgcid=coauthor

This study aims to identify structural and functional craniofacial characteristics that correlate with higher incidence of ‘probable’ sleep bruxism in…

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