about orofacial myofunctional disorders + treatment
what are orofacial myofunctional disorders are
The orofacial muscles, the muscles of the face and oral cavity, have many functions. Smiling, talking, chewing and most importantly breathing. When these muscle are restricted (think tongue-tie) or continue in bad habits (think tongue-thrust or past thumb-sucking) over time, the craniofacial development will be altered to a subpar function. This is called Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD).
Breathing is not optional so the body will perform this task by any means possible. This can result in compensations if there are restricted muscles in the face or tongue. Compensations of mouth breathing, clenching and grinding teeth, snoring, and more are considered Myofunctional Disorders.
some signs of OMD are
goals of myo