Treatment Options for Myofunctional Disorders
Posted by Dr. Abeyta on Apr 22 2015, 09:23 AM
Myofunctional disorders are quite common, affecting 70% of adults. Luckily, there are many effective treatment options. Most myofunctional disorders can be treated with behavioral therapy, which teaches the patient how to retrain their oral muscles for effective bite and tongue function. Patients can also be fitted with mouth guard or oral appliance. These appliances are usually worn at night or during activity.
Oral appliances can help train the jaw muscles to function properly by gently positioning the jaw into proper placement.