Orofacial myology or orofacial dysfunction is any pattern involving oral and/or orofacial musculature that obstructs normal growth, development, or function of structure. Orofacial myology otherwise know as myofunctional therapy benefits:
-Enhancing quality of life.
-Corrects noxious habits that affect growth and development.
-Addresses the causes of many problems rather then chasing symptoms.
Conditions that can be improved with orofacial myology:
-Thumb or finger sucking, pacifier, blanket sucking, nail biting, any non-nutrition sucking pattern.
-Tongue thrust, forward motion of the tongue during swallowing, creates gap in teeth preventing them to close together properly.
-Tongue-tie, identify restriction of tongue infancy through adulthood. Rehabilitation follows release.
-Abnormal breathing patterns, addressing chronic congestion and assist in correct nasal breathing.
-Abnormal muscular patterns related to bolus formation, deglutition (swallowing), and mastication. Digestion issues from compromised swallowing.
-Open Mouth Posture
-Forward Head Posture
-Teeth shifting after orthodontics, common in adults. Teeth were moved but muscles were not re-trained so over time using the same muscle patterns pushed teeth back into how they were prior to orthodontic treatment.
-Overbite/Overjet, position of teeth occluding.
-TMJ &Sleep Apnea improve with treatment, it is in collaboration with specialty medical providers.
-Improved muscle tonicity.
-Establishes correct functional activities of the tongue, lips, and mandible.
-Use simple and fun methods, age appropriate from infancy to advanced wisdom age.
-Exercises create patterns of muscle function to aid in the creation and maintenance of a healthy, adaptive environment of the face and mouth.
Orofacial myology helps people use their face and mouth to breathe, chew, swallow, and function correct and healthy way.
What can I expect?
Best results are with treatments that have 100% commitment and follow through. Exercises need to be done twice daily, for optimal results. Depending on need of treatment can last from 4 months to 12 months. 90 minute full evaluation collects medical and dental history to compile the best treatment option for you. Therapy is located at the comfort of your mobile device, online tele-health! Major side effect from therapy, improved appearance!
Facial rejuvenation may occur as oral and facial muscles tone! No surgery or injections, all natural and holistic!!
Contact me today to set up your free 30 minute assessment to see if I can help you become a healthier you!