Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional Therapy is the specialty dedicated to the rehabilitation of neuromuscular disorders in orofacial structures, related with speech, swallowing, chewing and breathing.

Through direct therapeutic techniques, this specialty aims to increase the muscle tonus and the orofacial mobility, promoting also the relaxation and coordination of the oral cavity muscles.

At MALO CLINIC, Myofunctional Therapy works in connection with specialties of Dental Medicine, particularly with the Orthodontics and Prosthodontics. At your first appointment, and together with the dentist, it is performed an orofacial evaluation and collected some data, allowing to identify the causes of the problem and patient expectations. This information is essential for to the Speech Therapist to define the therapeutic plan main purpose and the several steps to take.

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Intervention in Orthodontics Area

In many cases and so that the orthodontic treatment can be fully efficient,  it is essential to complement it with Myofunctional Therapy, in order to solve the cause of the orthodontic problem. The non-intervention of Myofunctional Therapy may result in a regression of orthodontic treatment or cause troubles in the Tempomandibular Joint (TMJ), as well as the persistence of some symptoms related with orthodontics problems (opening position of lips; external projection of tongue; deficient swallowing and predominating oral breathing, associated to a deficit of vocal range).

Intervention in Prosthodontics Area

The extended use of removal prosthesis determines a set of unconscious orofacial adaptions, which change the anatomical and physiologic structures, creating some difficult adaptation to fixed prosthesis over implants, namely in patients rehabilitated with the All-on-4TM concept. The Myofunctional intervention after the prosthesis placement, allows to exceed the most frequent adaptation difficulties, as projection of saliva, problems of swallowing and chewing, excess of stridency in production of some sounds and muscle fatigue of the Tempomandibular Joint (TMJ).

Myofunctional Therapy Team

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With the aim to provide you a service with highest quality and rigour, MALO CLINIC has a medical team specialized in Myofunctional Therapy.

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