Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in Boise, ID

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Helping patients of all ages

A healthy mouth leads to a happy life.

Myofunctional therapy is a non-invasive approach to treating orofacial myofunctional disorders or OMD's, which involves behaviors and patterns created by inappropriate muscle function and incorrect habits involving the tongue, lips, and jaw.

Symptoms may result in:

-Lack of lip seal (mouthbreathing), possibly leading to occlusal dysfunction.

-Low forward tongue rest may be linked to orthodontic relapse, psychological, cosmetic and structural issues.

-Failure to chew properly

-Speech problems

-Periodontal disease

-Forward head and neck posture

-TMJ disorders

-Obstructive sleep apnea

-Eliminate oral habits

-Improve static and dynamic tongue position

-Improve lip seal

-Enhance nasal breathing

-Repattern the orofacial muscle complex which includes the tongue, lips, and facial muscle function

-Promote proper chewing and swallowing