Orofacial myology helps to restore normal function of the tongues rest position, and functioning during eating and swallowing. The mutual association with muscles of the lips and face are also addressed.
Correct functioning of the oral and facial muscles is crucial for the correct development of the face, tooth alignment, jaw shape, and overall body posture.
Correcting Orofacial muscle function can help with the following:
• Abnormal swallowing pattern (tongue thrust)
• Incorrect tongue rest position
• Crooked & crowded teeth
• Sleep apnea
• Mouth breathing
• Head, neck & jaw pain
• Poor posture / musculo-skeletal pain & dysfunction
• Asymmetrical appearance and function of the head & face
• Narrow dental arch
• ‘Turkey neck’
• Sagging of the face
Facial asymmetry, 'turkey' neck and 'sagging' face.
Normal arch, Narrow arch
Crowding, Cross Bite
Open bite, Spacing
Peter combines orofacial muscle re-education with clinical neuro-muscular therapy, to manually release abnormal tension in muscles of the jaw, throat and head, along with cranio-sacral therapy, which helps to normalise and balance the skull and jaws alignment / symmetry, functional dental appliances, to help stabilise the jaw and bite, and C.H.E.K training, which works to restore full body posture through the use of corrective mobilisation, stretching & strengthening techniques.
Peter van der Sande Lacoste - Monday to Saturday.