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Myofunctional Therapy

Effective, customized therapy that promotes proper breathing & speaking.


Maine Dentistry provides myofunctional therapy in Auburn, Gray, and Portland, Maine. To learn about myofunctional therapy or to schedule an appointment, contact us today. 

What Is Myofunctional Therapy?

Myofunctional therapy is a treatment option for patients who have an abnormal tongue position that affects their breathing. The goal of myofunctional therapy is to help patients learn how to reposition their tongue and jaw during times of rest (not eating or talking). Myofunctional therapy involves physical exercises of the face, neck, and soft tissues of the mouth that train the tongue and jaw to sit differently. It helps encourage proper breathing and speaking. 

Myofunctional therapy is sometimes combined with an oral appliance that helps position your jaw and tongue correctly. Maine dentistry provides Myobrace appliances for patients to help accelerate your myofunctional therapy results.

Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy is beneficial in a variety of ways: 

  • Non-invasive. Myofunctional therapy does not involve surgery or any invasive procedures. It is simply a series of exercises you can do daily to change the way your tongue and mouth rests when not in use. A removable appliance may be used in combination with myofunctional therapy that will only need to be worn at night and for a few hours during the day. 
  • Can treat sleep apnea. One potential benefit of myofunctional therapy is that it may stop snoring and cure sleep apnea, a sleep disorder characterized by breathing problems. 
  • May improve facial appearance. The shape of your face may change some with myofunctional therapy, and the results are a physical improvement in your appearance. 
  • Effective at any age. Myofunctional therapy can work for many patients from young children to older adults. When applied in early childhood, it can correct existing issues and prevent the need for further treatment as an adult. 

Procedures Offered

Maine dentistry provides both myofunctional therapy and an oral appliance called Myobrace. When combined, these treatments can retrain your tongue and jaw to rest properly and promote better breathing during the day and night. 

Why Choose Maine Dentistry?

We are different from a typical general dental practice in all the best ways. Maine Dentistry treats patients with care and compassion, providing a wide range of services to maintain, restore, and enhance your oral health. When you come into our office you will feel comfortable, relaxed, and even pampered. Our judgment-free philosophy is a pillar of our practice.

Bringing back your confident smile.

We’re providing the strongest, most reliable, lasting tooth replacements available. Customized for comfort and functionality, you’ll finally enjoy smiling again! Dental Implants are among the safest and most common dental procedures.

What are our patients saying?

“Dr. Ben Lawlor took the time to listen to my concerns, my past dental experiences elsewhere, and to make me feel 100% comfortable before he ever touched my tooth. An extraction and two dental implant placements with NO pain and almost no discomfort...This was hands down the best dental experience!”

How it Works

Meet Dr. Lawlor to have a 3D scan of the problem tooth.

A 3D surgical guide will be planned to ensure perfect placement.

The implant is placed in a simple visit.

Your jawbone will require a healing process of 4 to 6 months.

Once your crown is designed and ordered, it is placed and secured.

Learn more about myofunctional therapy.

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What is Myobrace?
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Dr. Ben Lawlor, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, is a fellow with the College of Oral Implantologists and has been named one of America’s Top Dentists for three consecutive years.

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Payment Options

We bill most dental insurances and accept credit cards or CareCredit as forms of payments. Unfortunately, we don’t accept MaineCare. Any questions? We’re here to help, just contact us.



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