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Myofunctional training is used to treat incorrect patterns of muscle functions used for swallowing, breathing and chewing.  Correcting these disorders will lead to better, sleep, less anxiety, better orthodontic results and over all better health.

BETH SOHAIL, RDH OMT

Office hours are by appointment only. 
1744 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062. 

Convenient to 120 loop and Roswell Rd
in East Cobb.


770-899-5244

My name is Beth Sohail. I became an RDH in 2006. I became an OMT in a "round about" way. I have had sleep disordered breathing, clencing, malocclusion, and parafunctional habit disorders for years. My youngest son had sleep disorders, tics, ADHD tongue thrust, allergies, GERD, behavior disorders....reverse swallow...list goes on for BOTH of us. In my attempt to study dentistry and to "fix" my son and myself, I naturally came across Orofacial Myofunctional Therapies and the Oxygen Advantage/Buteyko system. Our lives have changed and I have been able to guide others through habit elimination, and cessation of sleep disordered breathing. I have been studying these subjects for at least 9 years now and have great knowledge to guide even more difficult cases. I am one of the only people in the state of Georgia who understands so many pieces of the puzzle:  Occlusion, Dentistry ,bruxism and TMD as they relate to Myofunctional Therapy.  I have extensive knowledge of disorders of sleep dealing with incorrect breathing physiology and airway obstructions. I have a certificate of training in Buteyko reduced breathing and understanding of the behavior of changing habits. I also offer professional lecturing to any size group.  

NOTE:  I limit my own practice to 12 years and older.  BUT I have associates that I can refer you to for younger children.

I offer in office appointments and many of my cases I handle by way of video chat combined with in office visits making the training easier to fit into your lifestyle.  My assessment, profile and treatment plan fee is $99.00.  For that you get a detailed exam which I create a profile that  breaks down your risk factors and provides patient education on the why and how.  I then give you a treatment plan.  If you come from a doctor's office with a diagnosis already I do not charge this fee.  My fees are dependent on how long and difficult your case may be.  I am fee for service. I recommend checking with your HSA.  Please do not fear....I am affordable.

Buteyko and Behavioral Breath Coaching | Sleep Counseling
 

WHAT IS MYOFUNCTIONAL TRAINING

​Myofunctional training is a program used to treat incorrect patterns of muscle functions used for swallowing, breathing and chewing. 

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) affect the functions and muscles of the mouth and face. OMDs can cause a variety of effects either directly or indirectly.  From  problems with breastfeeding, improper facial skeletal growth and development, disordered chewing, swallowing, speech dysfunctions, malocclusion, temporomandibular joint movement/disorders, poor oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, facial esthetics, and more.

Many people mouth breath and have a low tongue rest position. As a result, the muscles and the orofacial functions tend to adapt to a disordered breathing pattern, which in turn creates many OMDs. 

Myofunctional training can help enable one to enjoy eating, speaking, breathing, and even sleeping more soundly. Not to mention that the Cosmetic benefits can bolster self-esteem. 

​Just as physical therapy helps to train our bodies back into optimal shape after an injury, Myofunctional training helps the soft tissues and muscles of the face, neck, and mouth to function at the height of their ability. 

CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDERS MAY STRUGGLE WITH:

SNORING  / SLEEP APNEA 

Studies have indicated that Myofunctional Therapy can reduce AHI scores by 50% in adults and 62% in children.  Combined with breathing reeducation we are seeing positive results in reduction of daytime fatigue and better overall health. 

PROPER SWALLOWING

Many people push their tongue against their front teeth when they swallow.  This incorrect swallow can lead to poor craniofacial development due to dysfunctional muscle movements, relapse with orthodontics, facial or TMJ pain and airway restrictions.

MOUTH BREATHING

Mouth breathing or having constantly open lips is a cause and/or signal of tongue thrust and low tongue rest posture. Long term mouth breathing compromises the natural process of breathing which relies on the nasal airway to cleanse and purify air for the pulmonary system making people more prone to asthma, allergies and even ear tube problems.  Studies also indicate higher risk factors for airway problems at night, decreased concentration, ADHD diagnosis and poor craniofacial development.

TONGUE THRUSTING

Tongue thrust is the act of pushing the tongue against or between the teeth when swallowing. The constant pressure of the tongue against or between the teeth will not allow the teeth to bite together. This is known as an open bite.  Studies are indicating that tongue thrust is a risk factor for TMD and facial pain.  It may occur due to a low rest posture and/or a tongue tie.

TONGUE TIE

The condition is present at birth. A short, tight band of tissue tethers the tongue's tip to the floor of the mouth. It can affect how a child eats and speaks, and can interfere with breastfeeding. Symptoms include difficulty sticking out the tongue past the lower front teeth or lifting it to the upper teeth, though many people have no symptoms.

DYSFUNCTIONAL BREATHING

Dysfunctional breathing is a term describing breathing disorders where chronic changes in breathing pattern result in dyspnoea and other symptoms in the absence or in excess of the magnitude of physiological respiratory or cardiac disease.

 
 

Buteyko Breathing System
I worked with Ms. Sohail from 1/12/2016 through 4/17/2016 to improve a nasal congestion/snoring issue. There were a series of exercises and breathing techniques that greatly improved the problem. Throughout the process Ms. Sohail not only showed a mastery of the system she taught me but was also innovative in modifying the exercises to work more efficiently for my issue. I believe that this "out of the box" thinking has lead to my issue being all but eliminated at this time. I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Sohail to anyone.

 
Beth Sohail 
MyoFunctional Associates of GA
Buteyko Reduced Breathing Coach | Sleep Counseling

1744 Roswell Rd

Marietta, GA 30062

770-899-5244

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