Floss Bosses’ Myofunctional Therapy
Myofuntional therapy, also known as Orofacial Myology Therapy, is physical therapy for your mouth including tongue and lips. It works to improve myofunctional impairment and to rehabilitate oral structures and their function.
Reasons for OMD
All ages can suffer from Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. They can interfere with the development of different muscles and bones of the mouth and face. If someone has an OMD, they might struggle with talking, swallowing, or breathing through their nose. There are a few common causes for OMDs like blocked nasal passages, prolonged oral habits like thumb and finger sucking.
Symptoms of OMD
Myofuntional therapy (aka Orofacial Myology Therapy) is an individualized treatment of tongue and lip muscles to correct:
- Resting tongue posture
- Resting mouth posture
- Lip posture
- Lip incompetency
- Tongue thrust
- Tongue-tie Frenectomy pre-release and post-release therapy
- Mouth Breathing
- Grinding and clenching
- Digestive issues
- CPAP effectivness
- Swallowing and Gagging
Treatment and Evaluation
At Floss Bosses, orofacial myofunctional therapist (OMT) will design a customized program to modify behaviours and function of the tongue, lip and mouth.
The treatment involves a series of appointments beginning with full assessment of the structures of the mouth, measurements and photos / videos of movement. The length and frequency of appointments will be determined on individual basis and may vary from patient to patient.
Why OMT? Whether you are an adult or a parent concerned with the development of your child, taking care of myofunctional disorders are favourable to:
- Facial growth and development
- Dental arch development
- Prevention of crowding, malocclusion, impacted teeth
- Prevention of gum and teeth diseases
- Stability of braces
- TMJ (Temporo-mandibular Joint) disorders
If you suffer from mouth breathing, tongue trust, trouble with swallowing (eg pills), gagging, we can help.
Contact Floss Bosses in Edmonton.