Myofunctional training is used to treat incorrect patterns of muscle functions used for swallowing, breathing and chewing. Correcting these disorders will lead to better, sleep, less anxiety, better orthodontic results and over all better health.
WHAT IS MYOFUNCTIONAL TRAINING
Myofunctional training is a program used to treat incorrect patterns of muscle functions used for swallowing, breathing and chewing.
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) affect the functions and muscles of the mouth and face. OMDs can cause a variety of effects either directly or indirectly. From problems with breastfeeding, improper facial skeletal growth and development, disordered chewing, swallowing, speech dysfunctions, malocclusion, temporomandibular joint movement/disorders, poor oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, facial esthetics, and more.
Many people mouth breath and have a low tongue rest position. As a result, the muscles and the orofacial functions tend to adapt to a disordered breathing pattern, which in turn creates many OMDs.
Myofunctional training can help enable one to enjoy eating, speaking, breathing, and even sleeping more soundly. Not to mention that the Cosmetic benefits can bolster self-esteem.
Just as physical therapy helps to train our bodies back into optimal shape after an injury, Myofunctional training helps the soft tissues and muscles of the face, neck, and mouth to function at the height of their ability.