The treatment of the dusfunctions of the muscles of the face and tongue to correct oral rest posture, chewing, as swallowing, while promoting nasal breathing
The prefix "myo" means muscle.
Orofacial myofunctional disorders involve a variety of postural and functional disorders including sucking habits and inappropriate oral postures or functions of the muscles of the tongue, lips, jaw, and face.
Children 4yrs of age could benefit form evaluation
Children 5yrs of age are ideal for beginning program to stop harmful sucking habits
Children 7-8 are at ideal age to begin Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Research has shown that as many as 81% of people who exhibit orofacial myofunctional disorders have speech problems!