Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy involves exercises that reeducate the muscles of the face and mouth in order to achieve proper oral rest posture. It is physical therapy for the mouth and face. This treatment will result in the healthiest rest position for the tongue and facial muscles to help avoid orofacial myofunctional disorders.

Northport Wellness Center and Certified Orofacial Myologist, Paula Petrone is founder and CEO of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) of New York. Paula’s work with OMT of New York provides lasting results for many and exemplifies her compassion and intelligence in her field. 

Oro relates to the mouth, facial relates to the face, and myo relates to muscle. Any problem that interferes with the proper functioning of the muscles in the mouth and face would be considered an orofacial myofunctional disorder.

Some examples of myofunctionial disorders include sleep apnea, problems with facial skeletal growth and development, breathing, chewing, swallowing, speech, oral posture, and stability of orthodontic treatment (braces), as well as occlusion (improper bite), temporomandibular joint movement (TMJ), and tongue tie.

Myofunctional therapy helps to eliminate your myofunctional disorders, leading you to breathe better, sleep better, and live a healthier life.

There are several treatments available depending on your needs. In most cases, the myofunctional therapy Paula provides will help to alleviate your myofunctional disorders. However the best way to develop your personal treatment plan is to connect with Paula to effectively explore your options.

For more information, please contact Paula at (516) 260-8160 visit www.paulapetroneomt.com


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