Orofacial myology (OM) is the neuromuscular re-education or re-patterning of the oral and facial muscles. OM identifies and helps to correct issues such as:

  • Facial pain related to the muscles in the face, tongue, neck or jaw joint pain (TMD)
  • OM restores normal function of the muscles of the face and mouth.

What can lead to an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder?
Improper oral habits such as:

  • Grinding and clenching of the teeth, nail biting
  • Thumb/finger/dummy or blanket sucking
  • Restricted airways (enlarged tonsils or adenoids/ allergies to name a few)
  • Tongue tie

What are the orofacial myology symptoms in children?

  • Thumb sucking
  • Tongue Tie
  • Incorrect speech patterns
  • Breathing issues and allergies
  • Chewing and swallowing patterns

How can we help you?

At Parkside Dental we take a holistic approach to your oral and dental health care with Jennie being our in-house qualified facial myologist.  

After a thorough assessment we can devise a program to get your muscles working and to allow both adults and children to be free of facial pain.