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myofunctional therapyAs I mentioned on this page, every patient is different, and not everyone needs the full one-year program. That’s why I offer a variety of myofunctional therapy treatment plans ranging in price and duration, all of which are tailored specifically to your unique needs.

 

12-Session Treatment Programs

Most of my patients see me for a 12-session program, which includes 8-10 weekly sessions with 2-4 follow-up or specialized sessions as needed, depending on your progress and symptoms. These programs take into account all of the aspects of the one year programs listed below, so you’ll learn exercises and techniques that will help you permanently change the myofunctional habits that are leading to your symptoms or those of your children.

 

One-Year Treatment Programs

For more complex cases that need a longer-term approach, or to ensure that the deepest of habits are effectively changed, my full therapy program is generally broken up into a three-phase structure lasting one full year:

Phase One – Intensive Phase

This is the most important and intensive part of the program. This is where the foundation for habit change is built and the muscles are retrained.

It lasts for a period of eight weeks, and our appointments are scheduled on a weekly basis. I teach new exercises each week that focus on specific muscle groups and oral functions.

Phase Two – Habituation Phase

In this phase, we are making sure that the new habits stick, and focusing on the specific needs that are identified during Phase One.

This is the most individualized part of the program. I continue to teach exercises but we meet less often, usually every two to three weeks, for around three months.

Phase Three – Retention Phase

This is the phase where things are getting easy. We meet for the remainder of the year on a more or less monthly basis. I check that your new habits are sticking and that ongoing progress is being made. This continued follow-up is how I ensure that your new habits will be with you for the rest of your life.

If tongue-tie surgery is recommended, or a thumb or finger sucking habit is involved, then the therapy format will be slightly different. Each of these situations calls for additional treatment before the start of Phase One.

 

The Exercises

It’s important to note that at home participation is crucial to the success of any exercise-based therapy program. If you don’t practice diligently at home, you won’t experience the full benefits of the program. What you put in is what you get out but for those who do their exercises, the results can be incredible and permanent. The great news is that they can take only around 10-15 minutes a day to complete!

 

skype-logoOnline Appointments

I see most of my patients on Skype these days, and it works beautifully.

I’m currently working with patients from 13 different countries. It doesn’t matter what timezone you’re in, I can coordinate our appointments to suit us both so you can get the myofunctional therapy program you need from the comfort of your own home. No traffic, no stress, and you can do it at times that really work for you.

 

New Treatment Options

My practice has been getting busier and busier over the course of the last year, and I’ve had to expand to keep up with the demand.

This expansion to my practice has allowed me to create some new myofunctional therapy programs at a much lower cost than before. They’re still the same 12-week online programs I’ve always offered, so you’ll be getting all the help you need to permanently change your mouth breathing, tongue thrust and other myofunctional habits.

 

Contact Me

If you would like to learn more about my myofunctional therapy programs, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me personally right here or via phone or email as below. You can also schedule a free Skype consultation with me – just drop me a note and we can get it set up. I’d love to hear from you.

1.206.734.4888
sarah@myfaceology.com

 
 

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