Myofunctional Training

What is Myofunctional Training?

Simply stated, myofunctional training is a type of physical therapy that focuses on the facial muscles and soft tissues of the face and neck, including the tongue. The goal is to train these muscles to behave as they were intended for optimal orofacial posture. The result is improved teeth and jaw alignment, improved breathing,improved speech, better overall function of the mouth and nose, and better health in general

When children develop improper orofacial posture, it can affect their health in various ways as they grow, including:

  • Inadequate facial skeletal development
  • Difficulties chewing and swallowing
  • Speech impediment
  • Misaligned jaw and teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • TMD
  • Persistent oral health issues

Myofunctional training is essential before and after a frenectomy or functional frenuloplasty to train the tongue to function optimally now that it is able to move more freely and naturally. Your child will be unaccustomed to having unrestricted movement of their tongue, and myofunctional training will help them learn how to control their tongue and use it properly for improved speech, correct chewing and swallowing, and better sleep.

Learn more about the benefits of myofunctional training for your child by contacting our office to schedule a consultation with one of our trusted doctors.

Your trusted frenectomy doctors in South Bend

At TMJ & Sleep Therapy, our doctors are trained to perform safe frenectomies on children.

At the initial consultation, we will examine your child’s tongue and mouth to determine if a frenectomy is indeed the right solution. Then, we will fully explain your child’s treatment plan to you. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, and the doctor will talk to you about all the benefits, and the risks, of a frenectomy for your child. Only once you are completely satisfied with the treatment plan and give your full consent will we schedule your child’s procedure.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with your child.
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