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Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
“Myo” is the medical prefix that stands for muscle. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy involves identifying and eliminating the harmful habits or disorders that involve the muscles of the tongue, cheek, lips and the position of the jaw. Because of the powerful force exerted by the tongue, the improper and repetitive movements of thumb-sucking or finger sucking contributes to deformation of mouth structure. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy corrects the oral posture of the muscles of the face and can be used to correct the behavior patterns caused by finger-sucking of thumb-sucking.
Sleep Related Problems
Your ability to sleep soundly can be hindered when your airway collapses during sleep, depriving the brain and other organs of oxygen which is vital to long-term health and can cause your sleep cycle to be interrupted preventing you from waking up refreshed in the morning.