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What is an orofacial myofunctional disorder?
The prefix, “myo” stands for muscle. Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders involve behaviors and patterns created by inappropriate muscle functional and incorrect habits involving the tongue, lips, jaw and face. Of the many possible myofunctional variations, those involving the tongue and lips receive the most attention. A tongue thrust is the most common orofacial myofunctional variation. During the act of swallowing, (deglutition), and/or during rest posture, an incorrect positioning of the tongue may contribute to improper orofacial development and maintenance of the malalignment of the teeth.
An orofacial variation that relates to the lips is an open mouth, lips apart resting posture. This is often referred to as “lip incompetence” and can distract from a pleasing facial appearance.