Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (Myo)

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (Myo)

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What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (MYO)?

unnamed - Stevenson Family Dentistry -Think of physical therapy for the tongue, lips, jaw, and orofacial muscles to correct improper function. It involves strengthening the tongue and muscles by engaging them to the appropriate position. Proper diagnosis allows for targeted, customized therapy to improve your specific condition/s.

Signs and Symptoms of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD):

  • Open mouth posture
  • Mouth breathing
  • Airway obstruction – sinus congestion, enlarged tonsils and adenoids and tongue position.
  • Elongated facial growth
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • TMJ pain/dysfunction
  • Teeth grinding/clenching
  • Malocclusion
  • Orthodontic relapse
  • Forward head posture
  • Poor Sleep
  • Complications from sleep-disordered breathing
  • Oral habits (thumb sucking, nail biting, pacifier use)
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