Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy eliminates bad habits that cause problems such as:
Tongue thrust during rest or swallowing
Thumb, finger, or pacifier sucking habits
Open lip posture and mouth breathing
Habits that cause a problem are brought into awareness and healthy new habits are formed.
Proper function is taught and practiced (using a series of exercises to strengthen and balance the muscles of the face, mouth and throat) until the new habit becomes possible, then probable. and finally a new, unconscious habit is formed.
Myofunctional Therapy helps those who have a treatable habit and are motivated to eliminate the habit and problems that go with it.