Chicago Loop Oral Myofunctional Therapy

The easy way to enhance your smile and your sleep

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Transform your health one breath at a time

Our Chicago Loop oral myofunctional therapy goes beyond traditional dental care—it’s therapy for the muscles of your mouth, especially your tongue.

While not a replacement for orthodontics, this treatment focuses on training your tongue and surrounding muscles to enhance your health. Issues like sleep apnea, teeth clenching during the day, and even complications from mouth breathing can see remarkable improvement through proper muscle training.

At Choices in Dentistry, we see the untapped potential of your tongue’s influence on overall health and are here to help you harness it.

Uncover the hidden potential of myofunctional therapy for optimal health

Myofunctional therapy is a non-invasive, effective treatment for managing symptoms related to oral muscle dysfunction. By strengthening the muscles of the mouth and face, this therapy can improve breathing, speech, and even facial aesthetics.

Our experts will guide you through the exercises tailored to your needs, providing a clear path toward enhanced well-being and quality of life.

How can myofunctional therapy improve your health?

Myofunctional therapy focuses on the muscles of your mouth and tongue, training them to enhance overall health and address various issues. It’s a holistic and functional approach that can help:
  • Reduce daytime teeth clenching: By training your tongue to rest properly, we can significantly reduce clenching and prevent damage to your teeth.
  • Alleviate symptoms of sleep apnea: A proper tongue position can reduce reliance on mechanical aids and improve your breathing at night.
  • Prevent orthodontic relapse: Before realigning your teeth, consider training your muscles with myofunctional therapy to sustain alignment long-term.
  • Transform mouth breathing habits: Mouth breathing can harm your oral microbiome. Our therapy helps train you to breathe through your nose, boosting nitric oxide levels and enhancing oral and overall health.
  • Clenching and grinding: Reducing these habits that lead to teeth erosion and other dental issues.
  • Orthodontic stability: Correcting tongue thrusts to help stabilize orthodontic movements.
  • TMJ pain relief: Balancing the muscles around the jaw to provide relief from TMJ pain.

Moreover, 

myofunctional therapy extends to fields slightly outside traditional dentistry, offering potential benefits for:
  • Orofacial pain
  • Speech impairments
  • Swallowing
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Choosing the path to wellness

CHOICES is more than our name. It’s how we approach dentistry — including myofunctional therapy. At every visit, you’ll be able to ask questions, learn, and discover the choices you can make to improve your oral and overall health.

Our unique dental philosophy emphasizes…

  • Personalized care
  • High-tech and high-quality treatments
  • Friendly and gentle dentists and team
  • Eco-friendly office
  • Simplified billing and insurance options

New patients are welcome

  • Start with our introductory session for just $65
  • Take a quick tour of our eco-friendly office
  • Meet your dentist to discuss your oral health and dental history
  • Learn about the benefits of Myofunctional Therapy
  • Ask questions or get a second opinion about any concerns you may have
  • Comprehensive myofunctional assessment

Choose your therapy package

Depending on your individual needs, select from:

  • Short-term options: 6-week packages for focused improvements.
  • Long-term support: Up to a year of structured therapy for lasting benefits.
  • DIY exercises option: For those interested, take-home some exercises to do on your own after our initial assessment.

FAQ about myofunctional therapy

Why is Myofunctional Therapy important?
Addressing the function of oral and facial muscles can prevent and mitigate various health issues, from dental misalignments to sleep-related breathing disorders.
Can Myofunctional Therapy improve my overall health?
Yes! By optimizing the function of the oral and facial muscles, it can enhance breathing, sleep quality, and digestion, impacting overall health significantly.
How long does it take to see results from Myofunctional Therapy?
Results can vary, but many patients notice improvements within a few weeks of consistent practice. Long-term success depends on adherence to the therapy plan and the specific conditions being addressed.
How can I prevent the need for fillings in the first place?

Maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly can help prevent the need for fillings. Eating a healthy diet and avoiding sugary and acidic foods can also help prevent tooth decay.

 

Very friendly staff and great experience overall!

Douglas S.

Office Information

Monday : 10am - 6pm
Tuesday : 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday : 8am - 4pm
Thursday : 8am - 4pm
Friday : 8am - 3pm
Saturday & Sunday : Closed

(312) 368-8771

25 E. Washington Street
Suite 1101
Chicago, IL 60602
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Make the right choice

Schedule your appointment at our Chicago Loop office today to learn more about integrative care, including safe mercury filling removal. Let us help you discover the best CHOICE for your health and wellness.

Call our office (312) 368-8771 or contact us online.