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Improve Your Quality of Life With Myofunctional Therapy

It's time to enjoy eating, speaking, breathing, and sleeping without difficulty. Myofunctional therapy in Brentwood helps children and adults who struggle with improper oral habits that impact oral and overall health. Call us today at (615) 763-4234 to schedule your appointment.  

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Feel Better

Exercises and treatments aimed at improving the function and of the facial muscles.

Sleep Better

Myofunctional therapy can reduce symptoms of sleep apnea and other breathing disorders.

Speak Better

Through myofunctional therapy, individuals can form enhanced speech clarity.

Stop Suffering From Issues That Can Be Fixed With Myofunctional Therapy!

Many people are suffering from problems related to their oral habits. Do you experience any of the following: 

Speech Difficulties: Incorrect tongue positioning can affect speech patterns, particularly the pronunciation of certain sounds.

Mouth Breathing: Chronic mouth breathing, instead of nasal breathing, can lead to a host of problems including altered facial growth, dental malocclusions, and increased risk of cavities and gum disease.

Difficulty Swallowing: In some cases, the abnormal swallowing pattern can cause difficulty or discomfort while swallowing.

Sleep Apnea: Proper tongue posture is crucial for maintaining an open airway. A low resting tongue position can contribute to sleep-related breathing issues like obstructive sleep apnea.
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Get Physical Therapy for Your Smile

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You'd be surprised how much you benefit from proper tongue position, breathing techniques, and oral resting posture. Most of these habits come to us naturally. When they are dysfunctional, it impacts your bite, oral health, and overall well-being. Dr. Rice and her team can correct improper habits in both children and adults with myofunctional therapy in Brentwood. It will:

Improve tongue and mouth rest posture

Prevent orthodontic problems from reoccurring
Schedule an appointment today to find out if this treatment is right for you or your child.
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Improve your overall well-being

We encourage you to schedule a checkup to find out if myofunctional therapy is right for you or your child. Our goals will be: 

Correcting tongue and mouth rest posture

Encouraging nasal breathing 
Fixing alignment issues caused by myofunctional disorder
Find out how this treatment will transform your smile and overall health by calling (615) 763-4234 for an appointment.
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Improve Your Life in Three Easy Steps

Myofunctional treatment has been shown to help patients with sleep apnea disorders. You'll improve your breathing techniques and have the right mouth and tongue posture. As a result, you will improve the airflow in your upper airways.

If you or your child show signs of improper tongue rest or swallow function, we fix the problem before it impacts their oral development. It will help them avoid speech problems, misalignment, and breathing issues in the future.
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Step 1. Discover

Call our office to schedule an initial consultation with us. We will be able to discuss how we can best help.

Step 2. Design

Dr. Rice and our dental team will create a personal approach to your treatment and get to know you.

Step 3. Smile

You can smile knowing your oral health is in great hands; both now and in the future!
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Dr. Kellye Rice

Since opening her practice in 1986, Dr. Kellye Rice has loved helping patients sleep better in the Brentwood area. She utilizes advanced technology such as laser dentistry combined with a holistic approach to your oral and overall health to address your sleep problems.

Located conveniently near CoolSprings Galleria, Dr. Kellye Rice has been in practice since 1986. She is passionate about staying on top of the latest patient treatment techniques and technology. As a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), she has access to educational resources and practice management tools to better serve her patients. In addition, the AADSM has recognized her as part of a qualified category of dentists with above-average education and experience to treat certain sleep apnea conditions. Her use of laser dentistry and oral appliance treatment has produced great results for her patients.
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Commonly Asked Questions About Myofunctional Therapy

We're answering some of the top questions our patient ask about myfunctional therapy.

What is myofunctional therapy?

Myofunctional therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on the muscles of the face, tongue, and mouth to improve oral function. It is often used to treat issues such as tongue thrust, mouth breathing, and speech disorders. During therapy sessions, patients perform exercises designed to improve muscle strength and coordination, and correct improper habits.

What are the benefits of myofunctional therapy?

The benefits of myofunctional therapy can include improved breathing, speech, and swallowing function, as well as better dental health. It can also help to reduce snoring and sleep apnea, and may be recommended as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for these conditions. In addition, your child's oral development will improve and reduce alignment issues in the future.

how long does myofunctional therapy take?

We can better answer this question when you come in for an appointment.  The timing can vary according to the patient and severity of the condition. It usually takes several months to see the benefits from treatment. However, with consistent practice of the exercises we provide, you'll see significant benefits over the course of therapy.

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