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Myofunctional Therapy

What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?  (OMT)

Put simply, orofacial myofunctional therapy is a program used to improve breathing and correct the improper function of the tongue and facial muscles. It involves strengthening of the tongue and orofacial muscles by teaching individuals how to breathe efficiently and engage the muscles to the appropriate position.

Using highly effective exercises to improve breathing, orofacial development, and orofacial posture.

Proper diagnosis allows for targeted and effective exercises for oral posture retraining to promote better health with goals to improve breathing, reduce pain, and enhance quality of life.

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Who can benefit from Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?

Myofunctional therapy may benefit those who suffer from a variety of ailments, including:

  • Headaches
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
  • Neck pain
  • Thumb sucking
  • Nail biting
  • Sleep apnea
  • Inadequate orofacial development
  • Dysfunctional swallowing pattern

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy works for all ages.

Although this type of therapy works best on children and adolescents, adults also can benefit. Your body is always changing and remodeling itself—and myofunctional therapy capitalizes on the fact that your jawbones are among the most dynamic bones in the entire body. That means they’re more receptive to the forces released when performing myofunctional therapy.

Of all the treatment options available, myofunctional therapy is probably the least invasive. In many cases, all we’re talking about is performing some simple exercises for a few minutes a day. You can often do these exercises anytime and anywhere you want. Do them while you’re watching TV or while you’re cooking dinner. You can even do them while driving to work.

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Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy?

  • Improved speech
  • Reduction in teeth grinding
  • Reduced nasal obstruction
  • Reduction in sleep apnea
  • Straighten teeth
  • Better facial symmetry
  • Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Ability to move oral muscles properly
  • Increasing the tone and mobility of oral structures
  • Correct use of oral structures

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