Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

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Discover the real reason your child struggles to pay attention or control their behavior.

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Have you noticed any of the following?

  • Fidgeting?
  • Not following directions?
  • Easily distracted?
  • Open mouth?
  • Heavy or Loud breathing? 
  • Snoring?
  • Restless sleep?
  • Nightmares?
  • Bedwetting?
  • Teeth grinding?
  • Emotional Outbursts? 
  • Getting in trouble at school?
  • Daytime sleepiness?
  • Anxiety?
  • No interest in activities? 
  • Hyperactivity?
  • Difficulty falling asleep? 
  • Waking in a tangle of sheets?
  • Hard to wake up?
  • Wakes up in a bad mood?
  • Crooked teeth?
  • Congestion/ Allergies?
  • Nail biting?
  • Thumb sucking?  
  • Tongue thrust

If so, the muscles of the mouth and face may not be working properly.

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Everyone deserves Success and Happiness

Let’s face it, the struggle is real!  

As an Orofacial Myologist, I specialize in identifying changes in the structures of the face and mouth that lead to disruptions in mental development, physical growth and healthy sleep.

Oxygen is essential for a growing brain.  It’s not an option. 

Sleep is essential for optimal function.  It’s not an option.  

Learn how weak muscles in the mouth may be driving your child’s behavior.

 

What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?

Orofacial myofunctional therapy is more than just tongue thrust therapy.  The goal is to correct the improper function of the tongue and facial muscles by using targeted exercises for oral posture retraining.  Strengthening the tongue and facial muscles makes it easier to keep the tongue on the roof of the mouth, stop the tongue from resting on the teeth, keep lips closed, eliminate a tongue thrust and breathe through the nose.

Orofacial myofunctional therapy works for all ages. Although children and adolescents see the most improvement, adults can also benefit. Your body is always changing and remodeling itself—and orofacial myofunctional therapy capitalizes on the fact that your jawbones are among the most dynamic bones in the entire body. That means they’re more receptive to the forces released when performing therapeutic exercises.

Of all the treatment options available, orofacial myofunctional therapy is probably the least invasive. In many cases, all we’re talking about is performing some simple exercises for a few minutes a day. You can often do these exercises anytime and anywhere you want. Do them while you’re watching TV or while you’re cooking dinner. You can even do them while driving to school or work.

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Benefits of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

  • Better focus and attention
  • Decrease in hyperactivity
  • Better sleep 
  • Reduction in teeth grinding
  • Nasal breathing 
  • Better mood
  • Less snoring
  • Straighter teeth
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A personalized approach to Myofunctional Therapy in Richmond

The whole-body connection. In less than 120 minutes, you’ll discover if your lips, tongue or jaw muscles are contributing to lack of concentration, snoring, sleep apnea, hyperactivity, forgetfulness, bedwetting, mood swings, depression, or anxiety.

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