Close-up of hands forming heart around mouth We specialize in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Because Your Mouth Matters Though our mouths aren’t something many of us think about day to day, certainly we can recognize that they are important for many reasons - we use them to eat, drink, speak, and show emotion. But did you know that our mouths, specifically our tongues, are even more important than that? Actually, our tongues play an integral role in the development and function of not only our mouths, but also our airways. And who would argue with this statement - ‘When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters’ (American Lung Association)? The role our tongues play in regard to breathing is therefore vitally important! Not only that, our tongues also impact our posture, digestion, sleep, and so much more systemically. Consider that we swallow with up to 6 lbs of tongue pressure approximately 500-1000 times per day, in addition to all of the other movements we make with our tongues. Each of those movements is a chance for our tongues to significantly impact our bodies in a positive way. That is only possible, however, if our tongues are in the proper position and moving as they should. This is where Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy can help. Read More Close-up of hands forming heart around mouth We specialize in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Because Your Mouth Matters Though our mouths aren’t something many of us think about day to day, certainly we can recognize that they are important for many reasons - we use them to eat, drink, speak, and show emotion. But did you know that our mouths, specifically our tongues, are even more important than that? Actually, our tongues play an integral role in the development and function of not only our mouths, but also our airways. And who would argue with this statement - ‘When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters’ (American Lung Association)? The role our tongues play in regard to breathing is therefore vitally important! Not only that, our tongues also impact our posture, digestion, sleep, and so much more systemically. Consider that we swallow with up to 6 lbs of tongue pressure approximately 500-1000 times per day, in addition to all of the other movements we make with our tongues. Each of those movements is a chance for our tongues to significantly impact our bodies in a positive way. That is only possible, however, if our tongues are in the proper position and moving as they should. This is where Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy can help. Read More
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We specialize in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Because Your
Mouth Matters

Though our mouths aren’t something many of us think about day to day, certainly we can appreciate that they are important for many reasons – we use them to eat, drink, speak, and show emotion.  But did you know that our mouths, specifically our tongues, are even more important than that?  Actually, our tongues play an integral role in the development and function of not only our mouths, but also our airways.  

Who would argue with this statement – ‘When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters’ (American Lung Association)?  The role our tongues play in regard to breathing is therefore vitally important!  Not only that, our tongues also impact our posture, digestion, sleep, and so much more systemically.

Consider that we swallow with up to 6 lbs. of tongue pressure, between 500 and 1000 times per day, in addition to all of the other movements we make with our tongues.  Each of those movements is a chance to significantly impact our bodies in a positive way.  That is only possible, however, if our tongues are in the proper position and moving as they should. This is where orofacial myofunctional therapy can help.

We specialize in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Because Your
Mouth Matters

Though our mouths aren’t something many of us think about day to day, certainly we can appreciate that they are important for many reasons – we use them to eat, drink, speak, and show emotion.  But did you know that our mouths, specifically our tongues, are even more important than that?  Actually, our tongues play an integral role in the development and function of not only our mouths, but also our airways.  

Who would argue with this statement – ‘When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters’ (American Lung Association)?  The role our tongues play in regard to breathing is therefore vitally important!  Not only that, our tongues also impact our posture, digestion, sleep, and so much more systemically.

Consider that we swallow with up to 6 lbs. of tongue pressure, between 500 and 1000 times per day, in addition to all of the other movements we make with our tongues.  Each of those movements is a chance to significantly impact our bodies in a positive way.  That is only possible, however, if our tongues are in the proper position and moving as they should. This is where orofacial myofunctional therapy can help.

This is our passion

Welcome to
Mouth Matters Therapy

Mouth Matters Therapy, LLC is proud to serve patients ages 5 years old through adult on the west side of Cleveland, and we look forward to helping you.  We believe that orofacial myofunctional therapy is truly a missing pillar of health for so many people, and we’re glad you’ve stopped by our site to learn more about how it might impact you or someone you know.

Once we started learning about this ever-growing and highly impactful field, we haven’t been able to get enough.  The most important thing we’ve learned on our journey is that there’s always so much more to learn.  We strive to stay on top of the latest research and treatments, not only because we find it fascinating, but because we want to provide the most thorough and effective care for our patients.  Please contact us for more information about our practice.

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Services We Provide

So...Who Needs Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?
Some of the conditions we can impact:

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Cognitive Behavioral Health Issues

Cognitive Behavioral Health Issues

  • Attention Issues
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
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Cosmetic Concerns

Cosmetic Concerns

  • Dark Under-Eye Circles
  • Creases Along Lower Eyelids
  • Dry, Chapped Lips
  • "Gummy" Smile
  • Lines/Creases Around Mouth
  • Thin Lips
  • Sagging Cheeks
  • Ill-defined Jawline
  • Facial Asymmetries
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Dental/Oral Health Issues

Dental/Oral Health Issues

  • Bad Breath
  • Dry Mouth
  • Cavities
  • Crowding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion
  • Tongue and/or Lip Tie
  • Gum Disease
  • Gum Recession
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Orthodontic Relapse/Instability
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Digestion/Eating Issues

Digestion/Eating Issues

  • Food Texture Aversions
  • Difficulty Chewing
  • Open Mouth Chewing
  • Gastric Distress
  • Constipation
  • Reflux
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Ear/Nose/Throat Conditions

Ear/Nose/Throat Conditions

  • Ear Infections
  • Enlarged Tonsils &/or Adenoids
  • Chronic Congestion
  • Chronic Rhinitis
  • Frequent Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat
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Exercise/Activity Restrictions

Exercise/Activity Restrictions

  • Easily Fatigued or Low Endurance
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Difficulty Recovering Post-Workout
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Musculoskeletal Issues

Musculoskeletal Issues

  • Forward Head & Rounded Shoulder Posture
  • Facial Tension
  • Clenching & Grinding of Teeth
  • Jaw Pain/TMJ Symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Tension
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Oral Habits

Oral Habits

  • Nail Biting
  • Lip or Cheek Biting
  • Tongue Sucking
  • Thumb or Finger Sucking
  • Sucking on Clothing
  • Chewing on Objects (e.g., pen caps, etc.)
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Respiratory Health Issues

Respiratory Health Issues

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Wheezing
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Fast Breathing
  • Shallow/Chest Breathing
  • Breath-Holding
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Over-Breathing/Frequent Yawning or Sighing
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Sleep-Related Issues

Sleep-related Issues

  • Difficulty Falling Asleep
  • Restless Sleep
  • Fragmented Sleep/Frequent Awakenings
  • Bed-wetting
  • Drooling on Pillow
  • Thirst/Dry Mouth
  • Snoring or Loud Breathing
  • Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
  • Mild to Moderate Apnea

Some Of The Conditions We Can Impact, Who Needs Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?

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Cognitive Behavioral Health

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Cosmetic Concerns

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Dental/Oral Health

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Digestion/Eating Issues

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Ear/Nose/Throat Health

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Exercise/Activity Restrictions

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Musculoskeletal Issues

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Oral Habit Elimination

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Respiratory Health

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Sleep-related Issues

Welcome to Mouth Matters Therapy

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Cognitive/Behavioral Health

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Cosmetic Concerns

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Dental/Oral Health

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Digestion/Eating Issues

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Ear/Nose/Throat
Health

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Exercise/Activity Restrictions

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Musculoskeletal Issues

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Oral Habit Elimination

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