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Myofunctional Therapy

correct Underlying Issues

Teeth and jaws may shift after orthodontic treatment if retainers are not consistently worn. Many adults, after undergoing orthodontics as children, may experience gradual misalignment once they discontinue retainer use. This recurrence often stems from untreated underlying issues that initially caused the crookedness. To ensure stable healing, it is crucial to address the root causes. Myofunctional therapy emerges as an effective solution, aiming to retrain facial musculature and correct oral habits that could impede proper facial growth. This therapy plays a key role in preventing relapse and promoting lasting orthodontic results.

Myofunctional therapy comprises a set of exercises designed to re-pattern and optimize oral and facial functions, fostering stable and proper oral postures. This may involve targeted programs to eliminate undesirable oral habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting, along with referrals for addressing restricted frenum attachments.

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What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?

Here is a brief list of the things we can help with:

  • Keeping your tongue to the roof of your mouth
  • Keeping your lips sealed
  • Proper strength and tone of the muscles of the face
  • Proper oral motor skills
  • Eliminating tongue thrusts
  • Eliminating thumb or digit sucking
  • Improving eating (textures, types of food, messy eating, pocketing of food, speed of eating)
  • And many other things!