Is there a painful battle raging between your jaw, facial and neck muscles and teeth? Capricornia Dental Centre can help to restore the harmony.
Neuromuscular Dentistry explained
Annoying or even debilitating pain in these areas can result in headaches, shoulder and lower back pain, dizziness or tinnitus. Capricornia Dental Centre can offer you neuromuscular dentistry that can restore the balance between the teeth, jaw joints, neck and airway – a balanced bite will have your teeth meshing together, jaw muscles relaxed and airway wide open. It’s often a good first action before undertaking any other major dental treatment.
Myofunctional Therapy explained
Muscles that rest in the proper position have a positive impact on dental health, speech, swallowing and breathing. Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders are any patterns involving the oral and orofacial muscles that interfere with normal growth, development and function. Correct function of these muscles is paramount for correct facial development including tooth alignment, jaw shape and jaw function.
We offer individualised treatment to promote optimum Orofacial muscle development, function and harmony.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OFM Therapy) may be recommended for a variety of functional or cosmetic reasons.
OFM Therapy programs are designed individually and aim to retrain and develop healthy and harmonious orofacial musculature and promote an ideal physiological relationship with speaking, chewing and swallowing. This improves dental and orthodontic treatment outcomes; enhances appearance and can help maintain optimum dental health for a lifetime of benefits.
OFM Therapy may be recommended as a therapy to accompany Orthodontics, Tongue Tie, Cosmetic Dentistry, Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) and Sleep Apnoea treatments and Neuromuscular Dentistry.
We’re always happy to discuss how we can help your physiology through dentistry – call us anytime.