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Commonly Asked Questions about Myofunctional Therapy

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Written by Nancy

If you are new to myofunctional therapy, you must first understand what orofacial myofunctional disorders are.

Orofacial myofunctional disorders refer to muscle disorders of the face, mouth, jaw and lips. Affecting the functions of an individual’s mouth and face, orofacial myofunctional disorders are common among children and adults.

Strong facial muscles are required not only for aesthetics and functioning purposes, but they also promote your physical and mental well-being. Orofacial myofunctional disorders can cause speech and language distortion, dental abnormalities, tongue thrusts, difficulties in chewing, swallowing, and several other issues that can lower the quality of your life. That is precisely why you need Myofunctional Therapy or Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

What is Myofunctional Therapy?

In simple terms, myofunctional therapy focuses on specific exercises that strengthen the orofacial muscles and restore proper functioning of the face, lips, mouth and jaws.

Think of it as physical therapy. The only difference is that myofunctional therapy is connected to your facial muscles.

What are its goals?

Myofunctional therapy is designed to treat muscle disorders affecting your mouth and face. The primary goal of the therapy is to correct the resting posture of the tongue; improve swallowing, eating, speaking and breathing and ensuring that the mouth stays closed and lips sealed.

Who needs it?

Myofunctional therapy may benefit children and adults suffering from the following problems:

  • Tongue thrust
  • Tongue tie
  • Mouth breathing
  • Orthodontic relapse
  • Thumb sucking
  • Digestive issues
  • Sleep apnea
  • Constant headaches
  • Snoring

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Is it effective?

Unlike conventional treatments for orofacial myofuctional disorders, myofunctional therapy does not involve surgery or the use of medication. Not only is it completely natural and safe, but myofunctional exercises are simple. Even if you practice the exercises for five minutes every day, you can get excellent results.

If you are looking for a trained myofunctional therapist, contact Connected Dots. A brainchild of Olga Fazlyeva, Connected Dots offers personalized myofunctional treatment plans to people of all ages.

Connected Dots provides myofunctional therapy services online, via Skype. After a 30-minute free consultation with Olga, you can seek the correct therapy plan for your specific myofunctional condition. In addition, she offers flexible payment plans and a great discount for treatment of more than two family members.

No matter where you live, you can easily schedule and access myofunctional therapy sessions at Connected Dots from the comfort of your home.

Book a 30-minute free consultation now!

 

About the author

Nancy

Nancy

I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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