What Is The Role Of The Orofacial Myologist?
orofacial myologists are specially trained professionals who identify and help to remediate orofacial myofunctional disorders involving the muscles of the tongue, face and throat.
Myofunctional therapy includes behavioral modification and oral-facial exercises to help strengthen the muscles that result in orofacial myofunctional disorders.
Therapists use a series of exercises that help the client become aware of their tongue placement and oral rest posture. Each exercise is a building block. Myofunctional therapy takes times, daily dedication and repetition to make progress and successful, lasting results.
The Goals Of Myofunctional Therapy
1. Lip Seal
2. Nasal Breathing
3. Proper Tongue Posture
4. Correct Swallowing Pattern