Is Treatment Necessary?
There are many possible variations of orofacial myofunctional disorders just as there are many patterns of normal function. Some patterns are more common than others. The effects of these patterns need to be evaluated individually, especially when there are dental, medical, or speech concerns. The decision to treat or not to treat should be made by a professional trained in Orofacial Myology. Orofacial Myology treatment goal include the improvement of muscle tonicity and establishing correct functional activities of the tongue, lips, and mandible so that normal growth and development can take place or progress in a stable, homeostatic environment.
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