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.
Common Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
Our program can be used to treat a wide range of orofacial myofunctional disorders that are common in children, including:
Improper chewing methods
Incorrect tongue position when at rest
Pain in the orofacial region
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:
Pain and discomfort in the face, jaw and mouth
Speech impediments, such as lisps
Problems with eating and drinking
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.