Myofunctional therapy is an individual exercise training program for the muscles around your face, mouth, and tongue. These exercises are designed to improve issues with talking, eating, or breathing.
Myofunctional therapy uses neuromuscular re-education exercises to help normalize face and mouth structures. These exercises teach your muscles, nerves, and brain how to restore optimal movement. Specifically, they aim to improve:
- tongue position
- lip seal
- nasal breathing
It is always best to seek correction of myofunctional disorders when a child is still young. This gives the opportunity to correct problems during development. If corrected when young, it reduces the chance of needing more complicated orthodontic procedures later in life.