Oral health and function support your overall well-being. For this reason, our office takes a holistic approach to care and consider all factors that support functional harmony and wellness when determining a treatment plan.
Structural or functional alterations in the neuromuscular or skeletal anatomy around the mouth, face, and regions of the neck can cause what are known as orofacial myofunctional disorders. These disorders frequently impact the way a person breathes, chews, swallows or speaks. Orofacial myofunctional problems also affect the position of the lips, tongue, and cheeks.
These disorders play a significant role in the following situations:
It’s essential to keep in mind that some orofacial myofunctional disorders may also be the result of trauma to the face, head, or neck area.
Dr. Brenner is skilled and experienced in the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders. As a trained provider of orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT), she is well equipped to help alleviate TMJ dysfunction, address sleep apnea, improve nasal breathing, restore balanced chewing, and support the normalization of lip or tongue postures. She provides the latest and most effective modes of care to re-educate and optimize neuromuscular function while prescribing therapeutic exercises and custom-designed oral appliances as needed.
OMT is a valuable adjunct to care in the treatment of many orofacial myofunctional disorders. For patients suffering from TMJ dysfunction and obstructive sleep apnea, therapeutic care is tailored to improve health, function, and comfort as well as facilitate the adjustment to wearing custom oral appliances.
At the office of Dr. Bethaney Brenner, our goal is to provide integrated care to help every patient to enjoy the benefits of a healthy, attractive, and well-functioning smile.