Improving Oral Health and Development Through Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
What is Orofacial Myology?
The muscles of the mouth and face are unique and incredibly important. The Orofacial Complex plays an amazing role in life-sustaining tasks, such as eating, drinking and breathing. They allow us to express emotion, speak, sing and smile. These muscles also play an essential role in our growth and development, as well as in our dental and airway health. In fact, the function of these muscles can determine whether or not we have straight, healthy teeth and large, healthy sinuses.
When the muscles of the Orofacial Complex develop atypical patterns over a long period of time, the incorrect muscle adaptations can cause a variety of problems. We consider these problems to be Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders.
OROFACIAL MYOLOGY is the field of study dedicated to the treatment of any atypical patterns of the Orofacial muscles that interfere with normal growth, development and function.