Myofunctional Therapy in Fort Worth and Haslet, Texas
Improve problems with articulation and dental misalignmentare caused by abnormal pressure of the tongue against the teeth during swallowing.
What are Myofunctional Disorders Treated Through Myofunctional Therapy?
Disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth are known as orofacial myofunctional disorders or OMDs. The tongue’s position when swallowing can create many health issues later in life that can even impact the way your child looks and speaks.
On the other hand, OMDs directly or indirectly affect many other functions, such as chewing, facial skeletal growth, temporomandibular joint movement, occlusion, facial aesthetics, breastfeeding, and oral hygiene. All of these abnormalities could be corrected with myofunctional therapy.
While a pacifier may let you get a bit more sleep or the chance to go to the bathroom alone when your child is still new to the world, sucking on a pacifier is one of the most common causes for myofunctional abnormalities.
Prolonged use of a bottle, thumb/finger sucking and mouth breathing are other common occurrences that lead to the need for myofunctional therapy.
Myofunctional therapy helps improve breathing, bite and orofacial posture. Often, problems with articulation and dental misalignmentare caused by abnormal pressure of the tongue against the teeth during swallowing.These issues are typically visible and therapy services are required to correct them. Therapy may consist of exercises and strengthening to help to correct issues stemming from abnormal lip, jaw or tongue position during rest, eating or speech.
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They were very supportive, knowledgeable, gave lots of suggestions and referred me to resources I hadn’t thought of. We were encouraged to observe therapy sessions if we wished and they always brought us in to discuss progress we were seeing at home and what they saw with our child.
The therapists are great with my son who has Autism. It was a challenge to find a pediatric therapy office for us; now, my son has been able to excel. The therapists are very personable and take the time to go over my son’s progress and give me recommendations on how to deal with meltdowns (that actually work).
At the age of 3, my son could only say single words and syllables. At this crucial time in his life, we knew we needed to get him help as soon as possible. They set-up a therapy plan, homework assignments, various goals and deadlines. He made progress within weeks! Each week he mastered his goals and began to truly find his voice.
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