Many things impact the development and function of our craniofacial structures (head, face and mouth). These influences come from our genetics, developmental abnormalities, how we use these structures, any habits we form, the size and shape of each part of the craniofacial complex and how these structures affect each other. Each of these things can create either healthy development form and function or dysfunctional development form and function (Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders).
Orofacial Myology is the treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders through the use of specific exercises and techniques to train the muscles of the face and mouth to function in the most ideal way. By strengthening these muscles and improving their position, we can encourage healthy development, form and function. Orofacial Myology is useful for all ages, from young mouths that are still growing to fully grown mouths that need to change old habits. It is never too late!
Your Orofacial Myologist has been specifically trained to recognize Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and will create an individually tailored program to treat each individuals' needs. The focus will be on training the tongue and facial muscles for proper function as it relates to your dental, jaw, airway, speech and posture needs with the aim of restoring optimal development, form and function.
If you or your family has any of these concerns, give us a call and arange an appointment to discuss the treatment options available for you.
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