Myofunctional Therapy




Rehabilitation of neuromuscular dysfunctions in the orofacial structure

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

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Areas of Expertise

Acting in the Orthodontics Area
In many cases, and for orthodontic treatment to be totally efficient, it is essential for it be complemented with Myofunctional Therapy, which will allow to solve the origin of the orthodontic problem.

Non-intervention of Myofunctional Therapy can condition the retrocession of orthodontic treatment or cause discomfort in the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), as well as the persistence of some of the characteristics associated with orthodontic problems, such as the open lip position, external projection of the tongue, atypical swallowing and predominantly oral breathing, usually associated with a speech amplitude deficit.
Acting in the Prosthodontics Area

Did you know that...

  • To pronounce a sentence, about 100 muscles of the chest, neck, jaw, tongue and lips are used.
  • Orofacial myofunctional therapy can be performed in patients of all age groups and act in the most diverse dysfunctions.

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