All of our programs begin with a 60 to 90 minute comprehensive initial evaluation. During this evaluation, we will start by taking a thorough health and dental history. We will then perform an assessment of your orofacial muscle tone and function, face/body alignment and symmetry, breathing pattern, hard and soft tissues of the mouth, occlusion, and swallowing pattern. Photos and videos are often taken during this assessment. The initial evaluation will help us determine the root cause of your symptoms and develop a customized therapy program if indicated. The therapy program may include a referral to other professionals whose services are needed to achieve, complement or support your therapy goals. Following the evaluation, we will review our recommendations and answer any questions you may have.
Standard Myofunctional Therapy Program
This 12-14 session therapy program is typically recommended for clients aged 6 and up and focuses on the four goals of myofunctional therapy. Appointments are scheduled every 2 weeks. Average duration of the program is 6 to 8 months.
Advanced Myofunctional Therapy Program
This 16-18 session therapy program is typically recommended for clients with more complex, chronic symptoms such as sleep concerns, jaw pain, postural issues, and chewing and swallowing difficulties. Appointments are scheduled every 2 weeks. Average duration of the program is 9 to 12 months.
A typical session is 30 to 45 minutes, during which you will learn a series of exercises that address your symptoms. If necessary, pre and post frenectomy care is included. The exercises in your therapy program will help you achieve your goals. OMT is a process that requires consistent practice and commitment over time to help change subconscious habits and get optimal results.
Myo for Mini's Therapy Program
This 8-10 session therapy program is fun and interactive. It is typically recommended for clients aged 3 to 6 and focuses on lip seal, proper oral resting tongue posture, and nasal breathing. Appointments are scheduled every 2 to 4 weeks. Average duration of the
program is 5 to 10 months.
Habit Elimination Program
This 4 session program is for clients aged 4 and up who have an oral habit, such as thumb/finger sucking, pacifier use, and nail biting. Oral habits need to be eliminated prior to starting a myofunctional therapy program. Continued therapy after habit elimination is recommended to focus on the four goals of myofunctional therapy. Appointments are scheduled every 1-3 weeks. Average duration of the program is
30 to 60 days.