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Myofunctional Therapy

what is orofacial myology?

Orofacial myology is the study and treatment of the facial and oral muscles as they relate to the teeth, speech, chewing and swallowing, and one's overall health.

Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD's) involve behaviors and patterns created by inappropriate muscle function and incorrect habits involving the lips, tongue, and jaw.

Symptoms

  • Having a low lying tongue posture

  • Mouth breathing

  • Snoring

  • Tongue thrusting

  • Orthodontic relapse

  • Improper chewing and swallowing function

  • Speech difficulties

  • Periodontal disease and/or tooth decay

  • Forward head and neck posture

  • TMJ disorders

  • Obstructive sleep apnea

  • Digestive issues

what is myofunctional therapy?

Orofacial myofunctional therapy is similar to that of physical therapy of the body. The focus is on an individualized therapy plan including exercises to correct the the low tongue posture and facial muscles. It involves strengthening and restoring proper function of the tongue and orofacial muscles by teaching individuals how to engage the muscles in the appropriate position for correct function.

 

goals

 Therapy focuses on 4 Goals to improve 

 

  • Lip Seal

  • Proper Nasal Breathing

  • Correct Tongue Position 

  • Correct chewing and swallowing pattern