Frequently Asked Questions

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Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is a specialized practice that focuses on the muscles of the face, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, and their related functions such as breathing, swallowing, and speech. It aims to prevent, diagnose, and treat issues related to these functions and can also improve facial aesthetics.


Myofunctional Therapy can be very effective. Recent studies show that treatment for orofacial myofunctional disorders can be almost 90% effective. 

There are a number of different causes for an orofacial disorder. 

  • Enlarged tonsils or adenoids or deviated septum can cause airway restrictions. 
  • Poor oral habits such as thumb sucking, cheek or nail biting, or teeth clenching or grinding.
  • Structural abnormalities such as tongue tie. 

Myofunctional Therapy can start as early as 5 years of age. An evaluation can be done earlier to reduce or minimize the structural damage and possibly reduce speech problems. 

Common problems that are related to OMD's include breathing, sucking, chewing, swallowing, speech problems, and oral resting posture. 

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