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I started seeing Dr. Medina in 2014. I had read about myofunctional dentistry practices and had wanted to see the difference between them and regular orthodontic practices.
I came in a total wreck. I was having obstructive sleep apnea, not sleeping well, extreme fatigue, foggy brain which in turn affected my productivity at work and my health.
After almost two years of working with her and the myobrace I have successfully cured my apnea, improved my bite and tongue placement and have seen great improvements in my health.
I highly recommend Dr. Medina and her myofunctional practice. The alternative to regular orthodontics has put my health back in balance.
Date Posted: 23 February 2016
Posted By: Brenda Herrera
patient, Austin, TX
When my daughter started treatment with Dr. Medina-Rivera around 6 months ago I had no idea how much it would benefit our entire family. My daughter's palate was very crowded and with only the Myobrace and corresponding exercises it has expanded to allow room for her adult teeth to come in. The dentist we went to before had already extracted one tooth to make room and wanted to extract another. Thankfully we sought an alternative to this outdated practice which is still the standard. Before when I would floss her teeth the floss would fray and break and it was a painful experience. Because of the expansion that has happened she is able to quickly floss with plenty of space between each tooth.
These are the results we were promised by the friends who referred us. What we didn't expect is what an effect this treatment would have on the health of our family. We learned how detrimental breathing through the mouth can be on our health and I began doing the exercises with my daughter with a focus on tongue placement and breathing through my nose. I have suffered from allergies since childhood and have never been able to breath through both nostrils clearly at any time in the past. Since starting these exercises I am now able to breath clearly through both nostrils 90% of the time and my allergy symptoms are virtually nonexistent. This has also cured the persistent asthma that would occur each year when the weather turned cold.
By doing the exercises with my daughter I have been able to better align my bite which was extremely crooked before and my palate has expanded without even wearing a Myobrace. I could go on and on about the other benefits we have seen but will end there. Needless to say, I cannot recommend Life Dentistry more highly. It has truly changed our lives for the better.
Date Posted: 30 December 2015
Posted By: Daniel
Father of Patient, Austin, TX
The doctor at Life Dentistry is incredibly friendly and very helpful. They make treatment a confortable and fun experience.
Very helpful with my daughter's TMJ issues. Always willing to talk to you and answer any questions we had to help her. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended!
Date Posted: 30 July 2015
Posted By: Katherine and Laurie Hill
patient and patient's parent, Austin, TX
I came to Life Dentistry for help with my TMJ. Dr. Medina has been wonderful and has shown me that we can make a difference without invasive treatment. As an adult, I have seen slow but steady changes in my teeth and my TMJ has has improved greatly. I am excited by what I am seeing!
Date Posted: 28 July 2015
Posted By: Devlin Duvall
patient, Austin, TX
My son, Samuel, has been seeing Dr. Medina for myo-dental treatment. He has impressive improvement from severe underbite to normal bite. Dr. Medina is always very patient and professionally advises us how to live a healthy style because it affects many aspects of our lives. Overall, I am very impressed about the final result. She is not pushy, always discusses with us the treatment plan every step of the way. Thank you Dr. Medina. We have had a great experience for the whole treatment.
Date Posted: 22 July 2014
Posted By: M Zhou
patient parent, Austin, TX
The results from working with Dr. Medina have been very exciting! Before working with her, I got several assessments from other orthodontists who told me that I would need to get FOUR extractions. After some quick research, it was obvious to me that removing so many teeth could actually have a negative impact on my health by interfering with the interconnected systems in my body. I was alarmed at how, despite the widely available information about how extracting teeth can lead to cascading health problems, these other orthodontists were suggesting this course of action. I was relieved to find Dr. Medina since she implements a system that integrates exercises and appliances to transform oral habits for long term, sustainable changes. I love my teeth these days and I'm excited to see the results when everything is done! Also, her staff is friendly, kind and helpful and I enjoy seeing them on my regular visits to the office.
Date Posted: 22 April 2014
Posted By: Arielle L-Z
Our family couldn't be more delighted with the treatment and care we have received at Life Dentistry. Dr. Medina is wonderful and I appreciate her holistic approach to health and dental health. I have two daughters who are wearing the Myobrace. They both showed immediate improvement. We are so grateful to have Dr. Medina and Life Dentistry in our lives!
Date Posted: 26 March 2014
Posted By: Kathie Goldsmith
parent of two patients, Austin, TX
It’s been around one year and a half since I’ve been using the Myobrace® and the results from all the exercises, time putting into it, everything they do to your teeth, from telling you to doing anything they can to help you work with the appliance, is worth it! When I first started I wasn’t really seeing any difference in my teeth, but as soon as Dr. Medina showed me the pictures, I was amazed on the difference that had happened to my teeth. At first, my lower teeth were all out of place and ugly looking, but since I’ve been using the Myobrace® they’ve changed so much and everything looks better. It really is something that one should try; use the Myobrace® instead of braces! You don’t need them when you can be using the Myobrace® instead. I still have a couple of months left with the appliance and I can’t wait to see the before and after pictures. I’ve even told my friends to ask about the Myobrace®, and so should you if you are in need of some braces. Dr. Medina is very, very helpful with the appliance, but one needs to do what is told in order to get great results.
Date Posted: 19 March 2014
Posted By: Ruben
16 years old Patient
I thought that I would never have nice teeth, now that I’m here still didn’t think no one can fix them, but now I see a lot of improvement. Now I’m not embarrassed, I can smile now. Thank you.
Date Posted: 19 March 2014
Posted By: Natalie
13 years old Patient
I’ve been taking my child to Life Dentistry for a few months now. I didn’t think that I would be able to fix my child teeth because they were so bad. Now that we’ve been receiving Myobrace® treatment with Dr. Medina, I’ve seen so much improvement. It was also affordable! Thank you Dr. Medina.
Date Posted: 19 March 2014
Posted By: Dianne