Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) occur when there are issues with the face and mouth muscles. Limited functionality in the mouth and face can lead to dental problems such as:
- Improper alignment.
- Mouth breathing.
- Sagging appearance of the face
- Speech problems.
- Sleep disorders.
- And more.
Myofunctional therapy at Dentistry Elevated is a safe and non-invasive solution for correcting various oral health and airway issues. We use root-cause analysis when diagnosing and treating these issues so that you are sure to receive targeted and effective care for your specific needs.
What Does Myofunctional Therapy Entail?
Myofunctional therapy is physical therapy for oral posture to improve breathing, dental health, and overall facial functioning. Therapy involves teaching patients to move muscles to the appropriate position so that those muscles are strengthened and trained to perform correctly.
Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy
Myofunctional therapy improves bad habits of mouth and facial functions that may impact a variety of conditions, including:
- Skeletal development in the face.
- Jaw movement.
- Oral health.
- Facial aesthetics.
Additionally, research has shown that this type of therapy improves sleep-disordered breathing and sleep apnea, which is often a root cause for poor oral health and other health issues.
Contact Dentistry Elevated for Myofunctional Therapy in Davidson, NC
At Dentistry Elevated, we are here to help you achieve your goals for oral health and improve your overall health through our airway dentistry treatment options. If you believe you or your children suffer from airway issues, schedule an appointment with us today!