What is Myology… and why does it matter?

Did you know there’s a right and a wrong way to swallow? Orofacial muscles are designed to function in a specific way, to support oral health and function. Poor “muscle use habits” can have orthodontic and other health consequences. Orofacial myological assessment and corrective therapy can often minimize, and in some cases, eliminate the need for orthodontic correction, especially in a growing child. It can also maximize the aesthetic outcome as well as lessen the time it takes for orthodontic treatment. It helps ensure post-orthodontic stability for both children and adults. With a trained myologist on staff, we can identify mylogical problems and treat them before they are able to create larger health and aesthetic issues.

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