Oral Myology Gold Coast

Do you have a child who is experiencing jaw or muscle function problems? Imola Foster from Gold Coast Dental & Denture Centre offers professional oral myology on the Gold Coast to create and maintain proper muscle movement in a child’s face and prevent health issues later in life.

Our safe, effective and individualised programs help children train the lips, tongue and cheeks so that the muscles are working in full coordination and poor oral habits are resolved.

How Does Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Work?

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is a personalised program offered by Gold Coast Dental & Denture Centre that consists of a series of painless and fun facial and oral exercises for kids. These exercises are designed to help activate and guide the coordination of tongue and facial muscles so they function in harmony.

Children learn to use correct tongue and lip function, as well as at rest postures, swallowing and chewing patterns.

Success ultimately depends on daily exercise until the child has learned to subconsciously correct their improper muscle function. It takes constant commitment from the patient, strong parental support and time.

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Common Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

Our program can be used to treat a wide range of orofacial myofunctional disorders that are common in children, including:

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Thumb sucking

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Open mouths

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Tongue thrusting

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Improper chewing methods

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Speech impediments

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Incorrect tongue position when at rest

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Tongue ties

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Mouth breathing

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Pain in the orofacial region

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Nail, cheek and lip biting

What Are The Benefits Of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?

By addressing orofacial myofunctional disorders early in children, you can prevent significant and costly problems down the road, including:

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Crooked teeth

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Overcrowded teeth

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Snoring

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Sleep apnoea

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Poor posture

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Pain and discomfort in the face, jaw and mouth

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Speech impediments, such as lisps

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Problems with eating and drinking

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Digestive issues

We’re Experts In Oral Myology

Imola, our highly experienced oral therapist, is one of the few on the Gold Coast with qualifications in oral myology for children. She is able to support parents who have a child with oral myology needs and prepare a customised treatment plan to effectively correct their issues and improve their overall health.

Using a combination of structured exercises, daily practice and positive reinforcement, we’re able to gently train children to improve their orofacial function and establish healthy oral habits that will benefit them for a lifetime – all while allowing the child to have fun and feel relaxed throughout the entire process.

Gold Coast Dental & Denture Centre offers:

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Highly trained and experienced oral therapist with qualifications in oral myology, thumb sucking and children’s dental

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Expert examination of your child’s face and mouth movement

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Full diagnosis of orofacial myofunctional disorders

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A comprehensive treatment plan tailored to their individual needs

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Ongoing appointments for monitoring and guidance

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A safe, positive and fun atmosphere for your child

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Care, support and encouragement for both patient and families

Oral Myology Clinic Gold Coast

We’re leaders in oral myology on the Gold Coast and can help restore healthy muscle growth and development in children. If you suspect your child may benefit from our Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy program, call our team today to book a consultation with our qualified practitioners.

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