What’s Myofunctional Therapy?
Are you facing challenges with your oral health or speech?
Myofunctional therapy might offer some answers.
This type of therapy addresses problems with the muscles in the face, tongue, and throat.
Myofunctional therapy uses techniques to improve the coordination of muscles involved in breathing, swallowing, chewing, and speech.
By targeting these muscles, it aims to correct issues such as mouth breathing, and abnormal swallowing patterns.
In fact, according to the AOMT “Correct swallowing depends on a proper relationship between muscles of the face, mouth and throat. The act of swallowing is one function that depends on the body’s vital balance. To swallow properly, muscles and nerves in the tongue, cheeks and throat must work together in harmony. When a person swallows normally, the tip of the tongue presses firmly against the roof of the mouth or hard palate, located slightly behind the front teeth. The tongue acts in concert with all the other muscles involved in swallowing. The hard palate, meanwhile, absorbs the force created by the tongue”.
This type of therapy is particularly helpful, especially if you suffer from sleep apnea, snoring, speech, and difficulties articulating.
Myofunctional therapy also helps strengthen muscles and promotes better posture.
Myofunctional Therapists often refer patients to dentists for assessments related to oral health, and to address muscle-related issues.
This collaborative approach ensures that patients receive care that addresses both oral health and overall well-being.
People of all ages can benefit from Myofunctional therapy.
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