Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy (MFT) is a method used for the prevention and rehabilitation of dysfunctions or imbalances in the orofacial muscles (those involved in the talks) with the aim of achieving proper coordination of this muscle. Among the various disorders that can cause these imbalances, the most common are facial and craniofacial defects, imbalances in the structure of the teeth or jaw, degenerative disease, trauma or stroke. To correct these malfunctions, the Myofunctional therapy is based on the analysis, diagnosis and personalized treatment, including exercises aimed at the rehabilitation of the affected muscles to improve speech both patient and to strengthen their self-esteem. Furthermore, coordination of the orofacial muscles involves adopting new habits of breathing, articulation and swallowing, as these can also cause imbalances in bone structure and musculature of the mouth.