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Early correction for Children

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Early Treatment

In Children as they develop, certain aspects can have a major impact in their facial structure, teeth and quality of life. The following

  • Muscle weakness within the tongue, mouth, and upper throat
  • Bad happits such as thumb sucking
  • Incorrect swallow
  • Mouth breathing

may affect, directly and/or indirectly,  

  • breastfeeding
  • facial skeletal growth and development
  • chewing
  • swallowing
  • speech
  • occlusion
  • temporomandibular joint movement
  • oral hygiene
  • stability of orthodontic treatment
  • facial esthetics, and more.

Deal with the problems now to avoid orthodontic treatment later

What Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional Therapy involvesa series of strengthening exercises

Myofunctional Therapy eliminates many of the causes of swallowing abnormalities and improper rest posture of the tongue.

myofunctional therapy is painless and the exercises are relatively simple. When certain muscles of the face are activated and functioning properly, other muscles will follow suit until proper coordination of the tongue and facial muscles is attained.

For success in this therapy, consistent exercise every day is necessary until the patient has corrected their improper muscle pattern. It also takes commitment by the patient, family – and time.

Treatment usually consists of a regular program of exercises over a 6 – 12 month period, although treatment length may vary.

Impact

With myofunctional therapy, a patient can regain the joy of eating, speaking, breathing, and even sleeping more soundly. Cosmetic improvements can help restore confidence and self-esteem.