What is Orofacial Myology?

Orofacial myology might sound like a bit of a mouthful at first. The most basic way to explain it is that, ‘orofacial’ refers to the face and mouth region while the word ‘myology’ is the area of study  that’s focused on muscles and how they work. Oralmyology refers to the type healthcare that focuses specifically on the treatment of problems associated with the face, jaw and mouth by working with patients’ muscles to build symmetry and balance for lifelong healthy posture.

We focus on treating myofacial disorders such as incorrect breathing habits, open-mouth or nasal breathing, improper tongue tie, migraines, unhealthy facial posture, problems chewing and digesting, TMJD, or facial and muscle balance issue.

Myofunctional Therapy and Clinical Massage

Treatment of disorders, whether provided alone or in a combination of other treatments and techniques working with dental, orthodontics and more advanced oral facial surgeries you can expect to get better, longer lasting results. 

 

Mouth Breathing/Nasal Breathing

Includes open mouth and lips apart posture or lips that don’t stay closed.

Buteyko Breathing Techniques

Tongue Thrust and Tongue Rest Posture

Tongue Tie and Lip Tie.

Low Tongue rest posture; tongue is visible.

Tongue protrudes between or agains the upper and or lower front teeth.

TMJ Disorders

Jaw pain or tenderness

Bruxism/Clenching or grinding teeth

Difficulty chewing or swallowing

Atypical or Difficulty Swallowing

Chewing disorders and digestive issues, messy eating (frequent crumbs or drooling), constantly chapped lips… 

Infant Feeding Problems and Other Habits

Problems latching on during breastfeeding

Feeding and swallowing problems

Sleep Disorders

Sleep apnea, loud snoring, abnormal breathing during sleep.

Heidi, wanted to thank you again for all you did for me ... I ran and finished the L.A. Marathon - with my mouth closed!

I literally could NOT have done that if I was still breathing through my mouth.

So thanks!
Chris
Oral Facial massage

Tenison pain

Clinical Oral Massage is an innovative modality derived from myofascial release which opens the fascia under the tongue, relieves facial tension, balances the TMJ, opens the sinuses and helps relieve migraine headaches so you feel and look better.

Virtual Therapy sessionS

Our sessions can be held virtually using Zoom or other virtual meeting apps. Exercises and assessments can be done safely without contact right in your own home or office. We even provide virtual assessments and consultations.

Habit breaking

Every day we consciously and unconsciously use the muscles of our face and mouth. Like any habit, there are good and bad habits. Therapy promotes healthy habits and eliminates prolonged oral habits such as nail biting, lip sucking, thumb sucking etc.

Certifications and Associations

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