Orofacial Myology: What are Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders?

Orofacial Myology What are Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)?   Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders are health problems associated with improper use of the oral and facial musculature. Some common OMDs can be, but are not limited to: Tongue Thrust (most common) Post Orthodontic Treatment Relapse Tongue Tie Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids Short Upper Lip Bunched Chin/Mentalis Long,…

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…

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