Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
The Silverstrom Group proudly offers therapy and treatment for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder, to promote healthy dental development, breathing, and speech.
What is Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder?
Oral Rest Posture is the position of oral and facial muscles when resting and not in use. When Oral Rest Posture is correct, it leads to proper development of the jaws, sinus cavities, and allows for clearer speech. When Oral Rest Posture is incorrect, it can result in malocclusion (crooked or crowded teeth), tongue thrust, lisping or other speech problems, and poorly developed jaws and sinuses.
The Difference Between Correct and Incorrect Oral Rest Posture
• Lips gently sealed
• Jaws close together
• Breathing through the nose
• Tongue sits against the roof of the mouth
Incorrect Oral Rest Posture:
• Low tongue posture or “tongue thrust”
• Lips open and [jaw slackened]
• Breathing through the mouth
• Tired eyes and long, narrow face
Therapy for Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder
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