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Myofunctional Therapy AKA "Tongue Wrangling"

The goal of orofacial myofunctional therapy is to establish correct muscle movement of the tongue, lips and jaw during chewing and swallowing as well as promoting proper rest posture of the
tongue, lips and facial muscles.
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders describe the abnormal resting postures of the tongue, lips and mandible; as well as the parafunctional habits of the mouth. These disorders can affect chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, temporomandibular joint movement (and related pain), oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, facial esthetics and facial skeletal growth.

Video created by
Cynthia Peterson, Physical Therapist

Dr. Kathleen Carson.... discusses the negative affects of mouth breathing. Nasal breathing is important for the proper growth and development of the face and mouth. 

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