Myofunctional Therapy Defined:
Orofacial myofunctional (muscle function) therapy is a re-patterning of the improper function of the facial and oral muscles. The goal of therapy is to achieve correct tongue position, improved breathing, speaking, chewing and swallowing through a regimen of facial and tongue exercises. Myofunctional therapy can take anywhere from 6-12 months; however, this can vary depending on the individual.
What Is An Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder?
Top 4 Problems Resulting From An OMD (Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder)
Myofunctional therapy is effective for children, teens, and adults. The following are problems related to OMDs that can be improved and/or eliminated with myofunctional therapy.
The Myofunctional Therapy Goal
In order to ensure the most effective and successful treatment, we begin with an evaluation to determine the best treatment plan for each individual patient. We do not take a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Additionally, we work closely with a team of professionals that may include orthodontists, ENTs, dentists and oral surgeons to make sure that our patients’ needs are addressed and treated properly.