Myofunctional Therapy

What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is neurological re-education exercises to assist the normalization of the developing, or re-developed, craniofacial structures and functions. It is related to the study, research, prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the functional and structural alterations in the region of the mouth, face, and the neck.

Myofunctional Therapy is an interdisciplinary practice that works with the muscles of the lips, tongue, cheeks, and face and their related functions (such as breathing, sucking, chewing, swallowing, and some aspects of speech.) In this area, the Specialist in Myfunctional Therapy can work in partnership with other professionals such as dentists, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, nurses, and psychologists. As an emerging field, questions are quite common when we talk about Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact our office.

 

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