What is Orofacial Myology
Orofacial Myology is the science and treatment of the muscles of the Orofacial complex - in other words, the muscles of the mouth, face and neck. When these muscles are not working harmoniously with one another, it can have a negative impact on how you breathe, speak, sleep, chew, swallow and grow.
At Happy Faces, our aim is to achieve optimal function and tone of the facial muscles in order to improve overall health, reduce pain and facilitate ideal growth through the use of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy!
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is available to people of all ages and aims to correct orofacial muscle dysfunction using regular exercises and reminder techniques. Our treatments focus on restoring or facilitating correct oral function and harmonious muscle movement through prescribed non-invasive and painless exercises which can help to retrain and strengthen the tongue, lips, cheeks, jaw and facial muscles so that they can function properly during chewing, swallowing and especially at rest.
How you breathe is critical to your overall health. At Happy Faces we aim to help everyone breathe well. We do this by assessing the airways, correcting habits and dysfunctions and working with other health professionals where needed.
Too many people don't get enough good quality sleep. Poor sleep effects our health, our quality of life and can even effect the whole family. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is a proven way to improve sleep quality through reduce snoring and sleep apnea.
Did you know that how you breath, sleep, chew and swallow effects how the face and jaws grow?
At Happy Faces we can assess a child's growth and development to ensure the muscles of the face and jaw are working properly to facilitate ideal growth.
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