Myofunctional Therapy is the specialty dedicated to the rehabilitation of neuromuscular dysfunctions in the orofacial structure, related to speech, swallowing, chewing and breathing.
Through direct therapeutic techniques, this specialty aims to increase muscle tone and orofacial mobility, also promoting relaxation and coordination of the oral cavity musculature.
At MALO CLINIC, Myofunctional Therapy acts in articulation with other specialties of Dental Medicine, in particular with Orthodontics and Prosthodontics.
In the first consultation, and in conjunction with the dentist, an orofacial evaluation and data collection are performed to identify the cause of the problem as well as the patient's expectations. This information is essential for the Speech Therapist to establish the objectives and stages of the therapeutic plan.