Mouth breathing can lead to orthodontics, malformed palettes and sleep apnea. Discover what myofunctional therapy is and how proper tongue placement and breathing can counteract it. Sarah Hornsby discusses business and myomentor to help others succeed.
As a dental hygienist she realized she could not do this for 30 years and while exploring myofunctional Therapy she was a little concerned that nobody she knew, knew what it was. It wasn’t until she was enrolled in the class and noticed she had a lot of the signs and symptoms did she realize the power of this unique oral therapy.
Goals of Myofunctional Therapist
- Breathe through your nose
- Have a Good Lip Seal
- Tongue needs to fill up the roof of your mouth
- Swallow Correctly
How do these 4 goals get so convoluted and how can something so natural be missing in so many people and create other issues?
What are some reasons why we might quit nose breathing and backup to mouth breathing? Allergies, asthma, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, thumb sucking and tongue ties can all create mouth breathing.
Mouth breathing in kids can actually change the shape of your jaw and face, cause airway obstructions that can lead to sleep apnea as adults and usually will have more dental health issues including the need for braces and TMJ pain.
Hornsby of faceology will cover questions you can ask during the patients health history to see if some of those 4 goals (like mouth breathing) could be occurring presently or in the past.
She touches on ways sleep apnea can develop from facial structures not growing and spreading as wide as they should, not having enough room in your mouth for proper tongue placement and all this leads to a smaller airway.
What facial characteristics are common and more easily noticeable on people who have had myo-facial compromises and probably don’t even know it? What is the actual cause of an under bite?
Why do babies suck a thumb? Should they use a pacifier? Benefits of mouth and airway development for breast-fed babies.
How much of all these tongue ties that can be treated with myofunctional therapy are a result of epigenetics?
Anterior tongue ties and posterior tongue ties, what are the differences and which is harder to treat with myofunctional therapy? If you have a tongue tie then your tongue doesn’t fill your palette like it’s supposed to and can lead to all the issues we mentioned earlier.
Can myofunctional therapy and preventing or being proactive against mouth breathing (especially at night) allow your children to not have braces, orthodontics?
Why did Sarah switch from brick and mortar locations to doing “telemedicine?”
Any devices that can help? ALF Advanced Lightwire Functional removable appliance. The appliance is custom-made and uses wires to reposition jaws, dental arches, and teeth. DNA Daytime Nighttime Appliance ViVos approved by FDA for sleep apnea. Myomunchee and Buteyko Breathing Technique
With two full time therapists and an office manager and all the side work that seeing patients requires, plus all kinds of time zone appointments, how is she planning to gain more balance for 2019?
Hear some of the challenges she is facing with multiple therapists and how to price her service compared to her employees?
Myomentor.com a training for dental hygienist, dentists, chiropractors and physical therapist who want to fine tune their skills and mentoring the patient care. It is a 12-16 week program.
Since she and her husband work from home, how do they keep the love alive and stay connected or disconnected in this case.
Why does she use paypal instead of stripe, square or any other merchant services.
Patrick Mcquinn Buteyko Breathing- Oxygen Advantage
Naudi Aguilar – Functional Patterns
Her site is www.myfaceology.com and her mentor site is www.myomentor.com
I was introduced to myofunctional therapy because of episode 105 www.adoctorsperspective.net/105 and his alternative ways to practice dentistry. To learn more about tongue ties and what to look our for listen to his episode. Also he gave the recommendation to research Dr. Soroush Zaghi, MD (ENT specialist, Otolaryngology) of the Breathe Institute https://www.thebreatheinstitute.com/
Sarah graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008. With an interest in natural health and wellness, and getting to the root cause of health problems, she subsequently went on to investigate how the airway, craniofacial development, breathing, and the tongue are linked to the overall health of the body. This led her to train to become a myofunctional therapist.
Sarah started her myofunctional therapy practice, Faceology, in Seattle in 2010. With patients reaching out from across the country and around the world, she made the decision to take the entire practice online in 2014. This made Faceology the world’s first fully-online myofunctional therapy practice. Since then, the practice has grown to include three full time team members and three associate therapists. She also trains other myofunctional therapists.
One of Sarah’s passions is to create awareness about the field of myofunctional therapy. So, in addition to her practice, she also runs MyoMentor, an educational institute that trains dentists, hygienists, and other health professionals to become myofunctional therapists.
Sarah is from the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Seattle, where she consults with patients, doctors, and healthcare providers from all over the world.
Show notes can be found at www.adoctorsperspective.net/109 here you can also find links to things mentioned.