Sandie Weitemier BSDH, COM®
IAOM Board Certified Orofacial Myologist™
Sandie is a Orofacial Myologist who strives to help improve the quality of life for her patients. She received her B.S. degree in dental hygiene from the University of Minnesota and has received training from the International Association of Orofacial Myology.
After practicing as a clinical Licensed Dental Hygienist for over 21 years I couldn’t help but notice the detrimental effects that Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders has had on patients over the years. This led to my interest in the specialized field of Orofacial Myology. While I still love Dental Hygiene, the post graduate training in Orofacial Myology has led me to open a private practice that specializes only in myofunctional therapy. At Myofunction Junction of Minnesota, I work with individuals of all ages who suffer from inappropriate muscle function and incorrect habits involving the tongue, lips, jaws and face. The goal of therapy is to treat the cause of the problem, not just alleviate the symptoms.
One of the first steps is to help people eliminate noxious habits such as thumb sucking and extended pacifier use. Once habits are eliminated, proper facial development is achieved through a series of exercises that help subconsciously habituate good resting patterns for the lips and tongue. The integration of therapy creates good habits that are vital for proper swallowing, breathing, articulation of sound and retention of orthodontics.
I am a lifelong learner and continue to pursue education that can help my clients achieve their best. Realizing that our airway and how we breathe greatly influences our overall health I became a certified Buteyko Breathing instructor to help assure that clients receive optimal benefits from Myofunctional Therapy.
Member IAOM, MDHA, IAAH, CertBBM