What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?
Orofacial myofunctional therapy is also known as oral myology, myofunctional orofacial therapy, myofunctional therapy, oral myofunctional therapy, orofacial Myotherapy, or oromyofunctional therapy.
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Orofacial myofunctional therapy is the neuromuscular/neurologic re-education of orofacial muscle patterns using therapeutic techniques and exercises over time. Orofacial myologists work to re-train the brain and nervous system to correct motor pathways, changing muscle memory.
The ultimate goal of therapy is for the muscles of the orofacial complex to work harmoniously, promoting proper growth, development, and function.
We work in conjunction with other health care providers, like Ear, Nose, & Throat specialists, orthodontists, general dentists, speech therapists, pediatricians, and more to provide you with comprehensive care.