Myofunctional Therapy

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Myofunctional therapy at BDG

Orofacial Myofunctional disorders may affect breast feeding, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, sleep disordered breathing and a number of other problems. Most originate with insufficient nasal breathing and subsequent muscle adaptations. Improper swallowing and resting position of the tongue create constant damaging forces as bone yields to muscle during growth and development.

OMFT helps to restore proper eating, speaking, breathing, and sleeping. OMFT by itself or in conjunction with tongue tie release can dramatically reduce sleep apnea scores in children and adults.

What is Tongue Tie Release?

Tethered lips and tongue manifest themselves immediately after birth with nursing. These result in a poor latch, inability to stimulate milk production, painful nursing, clicking /swallowing air, colic, prolonged and frequent nursing, and numerous other problems. If unaddressed, a tongue tie adversely affects growth of the jaws and airway and may contribute to mouth breathing, night terrors, bed wetting persisting to teen years, poor sleep, daytime sleepiness, obesity, ADHD like symptoms, behavioural problems, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbed breathing. These continue into adulthood and often worsen.

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Importance of Tongue Tie Release

A tongue tie release can create instant improvement /resolution with nursing newborns and set a healthier growth trajectory.

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