What are common Orofacial Myology issues in adults?
For adults, orofacial issues can often be debilitating and painful. Over time incorrect muscle function can create ongoing issues such as:
1. Orofacial Pain
2. Sleeping Disorders
3. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)
Treatment for these conditions often requires a multidisciplinary approach, involving an orofacial myologist, dental specialist, respiratory physician, ENT and other health specialists as required. While other disciplines aim to treat symptoms, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) addresses the underlying causes, correcting the problem for the long term. The essence of OMT is the use of movements and exercises to train correct muscle function of the tongue, face, jaw and neck. Over time, patients learn the correct conscious and subconscious muscle patterns that foster a healthy and harmonious muscular environment. This leads us to the final goal: a sustainable, comfortable and pain-free life.