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what is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

The prefix ‘Myo’ stands for muscle. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is a unique program that is designed to correct muscle function behaviors that can influence occlusion, facial shape, chewing, swallowing and speech. Therapy inlcudes:

Awarenss

Become aware of habits that may be leading to pain or breathing issues. Learn new skills and healthy new habits that can help eliminate pain and discomfort.

Behavioral Modification

Get effective, long-lasting results and get relief through natural and holistic therapies.

Re-education of orofacial Muscle Patterns

Develop proper breathing capacity so you can sleep better, reduce reliance on equipment and appliances such as CPAP machines, reduce snoring and sleep apnea.

treatment

Primary Focus

Treatment is designed to develop proper resting postures for the lips, tongue, and jaw by retraining muscle and swallowing patters to eliminate negative oral habits. A certified orofacial myofunctional therapist is specifically trained identify, evaluate and treat incorrect muscle function patterns.

While dentistry/orthodontics has a primary focus on dental occlusion, or teeth-together relationships, orofacial myologists focus on teeth-apart behaviors and postures that can lead to, or have already resulted in malocclusion. Our programs help open sinuses, eliminate or reduce migraine tension and pressure headaches and more. 

Whether its nasal breathing issues, TMJ discomfort or sleep apnea/snoring, our goals is to help you with programs designed for your unique individual needs.

Assess your facial resting posture and swallow.

We provides individualized therapy and services from infant to adult in a compassionate and instructive environment, whether its with our safe in-person or virtual online sessions.

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