Exercises are customized for every patient's needs. Breaking bad habits is a difficult task, and success in therapy depends greatly on individual motivation and commitment to the therapy program. Most see results in 3-6 months.
Did you know there are 4 levels of tongue ties? What functional restrictions does your tie cause?
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapsits help with classifying the restriction and identify what functional restrictions it is inhibiting.
If a frenum release is necessary to restore function, your therapist will work with you before and after your release to aid in the healing process and obtain proper muscle function
Mouth breathing can have adverse affects on the whole body and affect brain development in children. Finding the cause and treating it is the first step, then the retraining process can start.
Tongue Thrust Swallowing
Are you aware there is an incorrect way to swallow? Improper swallowing can move teeth and affect your TMJ.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy identifies improper swallowing patterns and then works with the muscles of the face, mouth and tongue to regain proper swallowing.
Most patients with temporomandibular joint dsyfunction have improper resting tongue posture and / or improper swallowing pattern.
Orofacial Myofunctional therapy addresses both of these issues.
Noxious habits of thumb/digit sucking,nail biting, tongue sucking, cheek and lip biting can all be treated without the use of an appliance.
These habits can affect facial growth development, teeth development, swallowing pattern and the TMJ.