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Myofunctional Therapy Near Me

If you’re looking for one of the UK’s leading Myofunctional Therapy dentists near you with a fantastic reputation and competitive prices, our state-of-the-art Buckinghamshire clinic can help.

Led by the world renowned specialist orthodontist, Dr Steffen Decker, we have extensive knowledge and expertise in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) and will be able to give your child the very best treatment and care.

Myofunctional Therapy costs

To help keep this treatment as affordable as possible, you’ll find that our Myofunctional treatment prices are extremely competitive, especially given our levels of expertise and quality of care provided. 

We also offer 0% finance to help you spread payments over an agreed number of months. 

Initial Assessment from £150

Therapy Session £110

Review £110

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Dr Steffen Decker othodontist and myofunctional dentist

Meet your UK Myofunctional Therapy expert

Dr Steffen Decker PhD

Specialist Orthodontist GDC 131767
Over 15 years experience

What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?

Orofacial Myo-functional Therapy can be defined as the study and treatment of the oral and facial muscles as they relate breathing, speech, alignment of the teeth, correct chewing and swallowing patterns, posture, and overall physical and mental health. (Holtzman 2014)

What are Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders?

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD’s) refer to the “dysfunctional breathing (breathing through the mouth), the abnormal resting position of the muscles of the lips and tongue, poor function of the muscles of the face and mouth, incorrect chewing and swallowing patterns, dental malocclusion (crowded teeth), speech and postural problems.” Hanson (1982)

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Orthodontics

Many patients referred for orthodontic treatment display signs of OMD’s. There is emerging evidence that combining Oro Facial Myo-Functional Therapy provides a more holistic approach. 

Combining the repositioning of the teeth supported by the correct use of the nose to breathe and the correct use of the facial, tongue and swallowing pattern enhance the growth and development of the face and jaws. 

There is also evidence of reduction in the risk of ‘relapse’ of the orthodontic treatment.

What are the signs and symptoms of OMD’s?

The signs and symptoms of OMD’s are many, varied and, sadly, surprisingly common. Many of the signs start early in life and if left untreated may lead to the development of more significant health problems over a lifetime.

The four goals of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy are:

Of course, this does not include times when you are eating, drinking, or speaking.

How long does it treatment take?

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is not a ‘quick fix’. Therapy consists of a programme of a targeted of exercises over a 3-12month period. 

The length of the programme will vary depending on the severity or complexity of the individual.

It requires a commitment from the individual, or, in the case of a child, parental support is essential. The exercise programme prescribed needs to be completed daily and will take between 10-15 minutes 3 x a day.

Who is a candidate?

Any adult showing signs or symptoms of OMD’s can be helped towards restoring normal function of the orofacial tissues and correcting disordered breathing.

All children displaying signs of OMD’s can be aided to restore normal function and support the correct development of the growing face and mouth structures and the position of the erupting teeth.

Our state-of-the-art Myofunctional Therapy clinic

Superb modern orthodontic clinic

Our stunning practice is as comfortable and welcoming as it looks. We have all the latest equipment and facilities available to offer you the very best in orthodontics and children’s dentistry.

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Our philosophy

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