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What is Myofunctional Therapy? 

Myofunctional therapy is a program used to correct the improper function of the tongue and facial muscles.  It involves strengthening of the tongue and orofacial muscles by teaching individuals how to engage the muscles to the appropriate position.


Individuals with predominant mouth breathing (or insufficient habitual nasal breathing) often develop maladaptive habits and patterns of orofacial function that may impact various conditions including:


  • Facial skeletal growth (maxillofacial development)

  • Sleep-disordered breathing (including snoring and sleep apnea)

  • Nasal obstruction

  • Oral hygiene and dental problems

  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

  • Neck and shoulder tension

  • Speech problems

  • Facial esthetics

  • And more....


Proper diagnosis allows for targeted and effective physical therapy exercises for oral posture retraining to promote better health with goals to improve breathing, reduce pain, and enhance quality of life. Please refer to Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for a more detailed explanation on the impact of maladapative orofacial posturing on maxillofacial growth and development:

Zaghi , S. (n.d.). Myofunctional therapy. zaghimd.

Our Services


Free Screenings

We currently offer free 15 minute screenings (ages 3+)  to assess breathing, sleep, orofacial muscle strength/range of motion and MORE to determine the need for an  in-depth evaluation. 

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Myofunctional Therapy (ages 3+)

Our sessions are 30 minutes in length. We offer both virtual and in person treatment options. 

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Infant Feeding Evaluation/Treatment

Our specialists are able to evaluate and treat infant feeding difficulties with both bottle and breastfeeding. We also offer resources and tools that support orofacial growth and development throughout the lifespan. 


3625 Utica Ridge Rd
Suite C
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Located on the backside of the building


563-726-7533 fax

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