Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Our Orofacial Myofunctional therapist/Speech Pathologist is certified and experienced in orofacial muscular disorders and craniosacral techniques, swallowing tasks and techniques, and speech therapy. We use up-to-date techniques and research to achieve the best results for you. Our goal is to find the cause of your problems and help you achieve optimal health and well being.
Stages and frequency of care vary from proactive and preventative care to pain relief and functional restoration. We'll find the right treatment tailored to suit you. We provide treatment for:
Oral Lingual Rest Posture (aka "Tongue Thrust")
Respiratory Training, Sleep Problems, Sleep Apnea
Chewing, Swallowing, & Digestion Problems
Orthodontic Relapse Prevention
TMJ Treatments, Jaw Pain
Speech & Voice Problems
Tongue -Tie Release Surgery
We recommend myofunctional therapy as part of your pre and post-tongue-tie surgery experience.
A tongue tie or lip tie, also known as “ankyloglossia” is a serious childhood issue, which can interfere with feeding, speech, and even proper breathing. If this issue goes untreated, it can also cause a number of other problems in adulthood. This issue will not correct itself with time...
Starting myofunctional therapy prior to the frenectomy will prevent you or your child from slipping back into the bad habits that the tongue tie caused. For example, it encourages nose breathing rather than mouth breathing. Hence, you may experience some relief from tongue tie symptoms even before your surgery. Post-surgical myofunctional therapy is basically physical therapy for your mouth.
Jaw Surgery Rehabilitation
We recommend myofunctional therapy as part of your pre and post-tongue-Jaw Surgery Rehabilitation or Oral Maxillofacial Orthognathic Surgery.
Orofacial Surgery focuses on the structure and alignment of the jaw and tongue area while Myofunctional Therapy focuses on the communication between the orofacial muscles of the jaw and tongue, nervous system, and body. According to research, The use of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy pre/post jaw surgery reduces the incidences of relapse.