FAQ and Glossary

I get a lot of questions about what I do as well as the terms I use.  Here are some questions I get often about my field.  Below that are some key terms you will hear often and what they mean. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Myofunctional therapy is an exercise training program for the muscles around your face, mouth, and tongue. These exercises are designed to improve issues with talking, eating, or breathing.

We will evaluate your specific situation and determine an appropriate treatment plan. Myofunctional therapy uses a holistic approach to treating various disorders related to the mouth, tongue, and throat. It can help by improving breathing patterns, and address swallowing difficulties or dysphagia. Myofunctional Therapy can also improve speech clarity for those who struggle with lisps or stuttering caused by muscular issues within the mouth area.

Glossary

dealing with the face, tongue, and mouth muscles

Dysphagia is a medical term for difficulty swallowing.

When the lips do not meet at rest and the mentalis muscle strains during closing, this is known as lip incompetence. 

The mentalis muscle is a paired central muscle of the lower lip, situated at the tip of the chin.