Orofacial for Adults

 

Dysfunctional orofacial habits when addressed can improve facial appearance, airway habits such as breathing through improving muscles and structural function.

 

People who choose orthodotic care often benefit from orofacial myology services.  Learning proper use of orofacial muscles can increase the likelihood of maintaining corrective orthodontic changes and decrease relapse.

 

Corrective orofacial behaviors can increase the longevity of beneficial orofacial changes throughout  maturation.

 

 

 

Behavioral Physiology Institute can uniquely address breathing related concerns brought on often unknowingly by breathing habits. Breathing habits can profoundly compromise oxygen allocation. Learned breathing habits not aligned with good respiration can compromise cognitive, physical, and emotional well being and bring on symptoms and deficits. Optimizing breathing has profoundly beneficial effect on health and performance.

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  • Who benefits from Orofacial Myology?

    People who can benefit from Orofacial myology (OM) services range in age from very young to mature adults.

     

    Candidates in the adult population can benefit from orofacial myology particularly with the following concerns:

    tongue thrust, Muscular TMD (temporal mandibular disorder), open rest mouth posture, chronic cheek biting, nail/cuticle biting, drooling (nighttime or day), clenching, bruxing and a lack of facial tonality.

     

    Orofacial Myology learning services can help establish correct lip, tongue, and jaw postures and function.

     

    To move forward with OM a first step is to register for an Assessment.

  • What happens during an Orofacial Myology session?

    Sessions provide learning activities each week with the objective of supporting healthy neuro-muscular function, and the unlearning of behaviors that can compromise orofacial structures.

     

    Learning sessions are pain free, and use no drug therapy.  Consistency in doing the exercises is key for effective change. These exercises are fun, pain free, and engaging.

     

    Plan for  1-½ hours for the first visit. During the initial meeting measurements and photos are taken. Progress is tracked over time.

     

  • How many visits does it usually take?

    Typically, it takes about 4 months meeting once a week for effective change. Each visit after the evaluation takes about thirty minutes.

     

    Longer sessions can be scheduled depending on needs.

     

    We re-assessed during specific sessions to determine progress and learning activities along the way.

  • How much time do I put in for OM to be effective?

    Exercises take about 5 minutes 3x's daily. Gains can be made when activities are accomplished with consistency, allowing results to occur in a short period of time.  Both children an adults can enjoy this playful learning process.

Behavioral Physiology Institute can uniquely address breathing concerns in those who have developed habits that can compromise oxygen allocation. Learned breathing habits that are not aligned with respiration can compromise cognitive, physical, and emotional well being contributing or causing symptoms and deficits. Optimizing breathing has a profound effect on health and performance.