Zahra Peeran is a registered dental Hygienst, a certified Orofacial Myologist™️and a certified Buteyko breathing educator. She has had extensive training by leading professionals in the fields of Myofunctional therapy, airway, posture, functional rehabilitation after tongue and lip releases, the ALF appliance, TMJ disorders and more. She is committed to ongoing continuing education and stays current with latest research and treatment protocols. Zahra has a passion for holistic health and really cares about helping patients understand the connection between breathing, stress and nutrition to overall health.
Myofunctional Therapy is all about teaching a patient to breathe, chew and swallow correctly through a series of exercises. Simple as it sounds, it has a profound effect on dental and general health. It stabilizes dental, orthodontic and surgical results. The goal of Myofunctional Therapy is to treat Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders.
What is the disorder?
A myofunctional disorder is a problem related to the improper use of the muscles of the face, tongue, and mouth and has a negative impact on breathing, chewing, swallowing, speech, the bite and the jaw joints. It can manifest as:
- Mouth Breathing
- Sleep Apnea
- Tongue Thrust
- TMJ Pain
- An Open Bite
- Poor Digestion
- Chronic Nasal
- Sinus Infections
Scientific evidence to its effectiveness is growing worldwide.
How does the therapy work?
Through simple actions and exercises, the therapy seeks to:
- Teach correct tongue position
- Improve lip seal
- To eliminate habits such as thumb, finger, and/or pacifier sucking
- Teach proper chewing and swallowing
- Re-pattern facial and tongue muscles to work in balance
- Teach nasal breathing
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