Myofunctional Therapy

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Southgate was thrilled to welcome Brooke and her little sisters Bella and Heather to the clinic today. Really great kids so well behaved and surprisingly all excited to have a go in the dental chair.

Brooke is 6 yrs old and we would like to congratulate her forward thinking Mam, for noticing some bad habits, for bringing her EARLY for Orthodontic Assessment and for investing in her child's general and dental health.

There are some misconceptions out there that you should wait until your child has all their adult teeth before commencing orthodontic treatment. While in some cases this maybe true, if you can catch and correct a problem/habit earlier it can reduce the length of time braces (fixed appliances) are required, if at all.



At 6 Brooke is an ideal candidate for myofunctional therapy. This therapy has proven documented results for correcting oral habits, such as, mouth breathing, reverse swallowing, tongue thrusting etc... which can cause poor dental development and lead to crooked teeth among other health issues. 


All of which can be corrected by retraining with new habits.


This treatment is less invasive, has less discomfort for the child and depends fully on the child's compliance. We are very lucky with Brooke, as we know from speaking with her and her mam she knows and fully understands what is involved with treatment and is excited about her new removable appliance and exercises.


If your child is a mouth breather, has a reverse swallow, tongue thrust or if you notice crowding of their teeth, early intervention is the key, to better and more stable results long term.


If you think that your child could benefit from this therapy we encourage you to take the time to invest in their health and find out about myofunctional therapy.


You can call us to arrange an apt on 041-9818800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out to get more information.








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