Call Us: 847-361-5465
Who should receive Myofunctional Therapy? miller therapy tongue thrust, miller therapy orofacial myology
"Orofacial Myology is a specialized oral discipline that evaluates and treats a variety of oral and facial (orofacial) muscle (myo-) postural and functional disorders and habit patterns that may disrupt normal dental development and also create cosmetic problems." - IAOM miller therapy tongue thrust
Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) may have a negative effect on the development of the teeth and jaws, which may cause misarticulated speech patterns.
A tongue thrust, or incorrect swallow pattern and tongue resting posture, is the most common OMD. During rest, an incorrect position of the tongue may contribute to improper orofacial development, misalignment of the teeth, and articulation errors.
Restoring a normal rest posture of the tongue and lips and eliminating an incorrect swallow pattern can:
Early identification and treatment can correct incorrect oral postures, facilitate normal dental growth and development, and reduce abnormal habits ultimately helping to maintain better oral health and articulation. miller therapy tongue thrust miller therapy orofacial myology
Some signs and symptoms of an orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD) include:
Why get treatment? miller therapy tongue thrust, miller therapy orofacial myology
What is Orofacial Myology? miller therapy tongue thrust
What causes OMD? miller therapy tongue thrust, miller therapy orofacial myology
Orofacial Myology in Arlington Heights miller therapy tongue thrust
Miller Therapy, LLC orofacial myology
Some of the most common contributing factors include one or more of the following: miller therapy tongue thrust, miller therapy orofacial myology
Correcting an OMD through therapy can help: miller therapy tongue thrust orofacial myology