Orofacial Myology

Orofacial Myology is the science and clinical knowledge of restoring normal and mutual interaction of the orofacial muscle groups (muscles of face and mouth), dentition and respiration that is physiological basis of speaking, chewing and swallowing. It is a program designed to correct orofasical muscle dysfunction and abnormal swallowing patterns. Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders are any p... Read More

Orofacial Myology is the science and clinical knowledge of restoring normal and mutual interaction of the orofacial muscle groups (muscles of face and mouth), dentition and respiration that is physiological basis of speaking, chewing and swallowing. It is a program designed to correct orofasical muscle dysfunction and abnormal swallowing patterns.

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders are any pattern involving oral and/or orofacial muscles that interfere with normal growth, development or function. Correct function of oral and facial muscles is paramount for facial development including tooth alignment, jaw shape and function.

Thumb sucking …. looks so sweet, but it’s not always so simple.

Thumb sucking is not just about soothing or comfort - every child is different. I have learnt that the orofacial behaviours of our kids can not only effect the the development of their little faces and jaws, it can sometimes be an indicator that there may be other issues at hand.

We are proud to be the FIRST certified thumb and finger sucking clinic on the Mornington Peninsula. We help kids stop thumb and finger sucking the friendly way. We offer a fun and individualised program to empower your child to stop the habit for good.

I’m Kate from Thumbs Away and I’m here to help. I am a Dental Hygienist and an Orofacial Myologist. As a mum of two little ones I have a passion for oral health and the effects it can have on our children. If you have tried everything or not sure where to start and need help contact us for an appointment.

Thumb sucking …. looks so sweet, but it’s not always so simple. Thumb sucking is not just about... Read More

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