Oral Myofunctional Therapy in Erie, PA

Straighten teeth & improve your bite, breathing, and facial posture
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Can you benefit from myofunctional therapy?

Orofacial myofunctional therapy involves correcting facial muscle weakness and imbalances that are linked to a variety of poor oral habits and symptoms, including:

 

  • Crooked teeth
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Thumb or finger sucking
  • Mouth breathing
  • Dysphagia
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea
  • Speech disorders
  • Dental malocclusions (misaligned teeth)
  • Tongue ties
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At Laser Dentistry of Erie, we offer oral myofunctional therapy treatments to address these issues and more in both children and adults. Schedule a visit today to learn more.

Can you benefit from myofunctional therapy?

Myobrace

Best suited for children aged 3 to 12, a Myobrace addresses the underlying causes of crooked teeth, sometimes without the need for braces! The Myobrace system involves a series of removable retainers that are worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping.

Myospots

Think of Myospots as tongue posture training! This therapy establishes an equilibrium between the tongue, lips, and cheek muscles and is an effective way to improve:

  • Tongue position
  • Breathing
  • Chewing
  • Swallowing
  • Head and neck posture

We often recommend Myospots for patients who suffer from mouth breathing, TMJ, sleep apnea, and more.

 

How to get started

Only specially-trained therapists are qualified to provide myofuctional therapy. Dr. Starr and his team are proud to help their patients achieve the proper relationship between muscles of the face, mouth, and throat. Meet with him and his team to learn more.

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Call or send us a message to schedule a visit

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We’ll examine your dental health and make a plan

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Improve your health and smile!

Our patients love their results

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My child has crooked teeth, what should I do?

A thorough examination is most appropriate first. There are many causes for crooked teeth. However, we often recommend the Myobrace system for our patients. Why? This preventive pre-orthodontic treatment addresses many of the underlying causes of crooked teeth. By addressing misaligned teeth early, you can encourage natural growth and development which sets up a better foundation for tooth development. In some cases, this even prevents the need for traditional braces in the future.
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What’s the benefit of the Myobrace system?

This system is a comprehensive dysfunctional therapy treatment, helping children:

 

  • Straighten and align teeth
  • Breathe through their nose
  • Correct their tongue resting position
  • Swallow correctly
  • Keep their lips together
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Is my child a candidate for the Myobrace system?

Myobrace is best suited to those ages 3 to 15 before all permanent teeth have come in. This system is highly effective for children and young teens who would benefit from:

  • Correcting poor oral habits
  • Aligning the jaws
  • Straightening teeth
  • Optimizing facial development
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Our office

Welcome to Laser Dentistry of Erie! Imagine an environment that feels more like your friend’s house or a cozy spa than a sterile dentist office. Our office combines comfort and results to create an unparalleled experience for you. We can’t wait to welcome you in!

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Address

1533 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16510

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Hours

Mon–Tue
8am–5pm
Wed
8am–1pm
Thur
9am–6pm
Fri
By appt. only
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New patients are always welcome!