Calgary area patients realize the dramatic changes good posture makes after myofunctional therapy.
Whereas cosmetic dental treatment improves the look of your teeth, myofunctional therapy has the power to transform the look of your teeth and your overall appearance. The Posture before and after myofunctional therapy in Calgary is dramatic at Wellness Dental.
For the health of your entire body
Referring to “oro” for “mouth” and “facial,” for the structures of the face, orofacial myofunctional therapy is based on orofacial myology, the study of the mouth and facial muscles with a special interest in the lips, tongue, and cheeks. These structures are responsible for many functions, including breathing, sucking, chewing, swallowing, and speaking, and they can be disordered.
The doctors and their team are trained to anticipate, evaluate, and treat patients whose chewing, breathing, and other functions are compromised. They also educate and train patients on proper “oral rest posture,” or the position of the lips and tongue.
Compromised oral rest posture and orofacial patterns are associated with conditions that affect your appearance and quality of your life, including:
- Neck and head pain
- Ear ache
- Ringing in the ears
- Teeth grinding
- Jaw locking and popping
- Sleep apnea, and other signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Crooked teeth
- Poor facial definition
- Recessed jawline
- Dry lips
- Fast breathing
- Digestive problem
- Restless sleep
- More frequent infections of the ear, nose, and throat
- Other complications of mouth breathing
In addition to alleviating these and other cosmetic and health problems, the doctors use myofascial therapy to resolve problems with pediatric patients who abnormally suck on pacifiers or fingers, and other orofacial habits among kids and adults. They will help you develop healthy neuromuscular and swallowing patterns. Discover how OMT can help you look and live well by scheduling an appointment at Wellness Dental. Call (403) 800-0818.Back to Myofunctional Therapy Page