Myofunctional therapy is the neuromuscular re-education or re-patterning of the oral and facial muscles.
The therapy includes facial and tongue exercises and changing behavioural techniques to promote proper tongue posture, improved breathing, chewing and swallowing. Proper head and neck postures are also addressed.
There are studies that show that it may resolve and also help jaw problems and orthodontic relapse.
Often the myofunctional therapy is done in conjunction with Myobrace or Myo munchee. We have a number of skilled Myofunctional therapists in our clinic who can help you in a number of areas. For example:
- Thumb or finger sucking habits
- Open mouth rest postures
- Tongue thrusts
- Mouth breathing
- Tongue ties