An Overview of Facial Conditions and Facial Habits
The goal of myofunctional therapy is to assess and then treat the various ways in which patients incorrectly use the muscles of their mouths and faces. This incorrect use often becomes habitual behavior, leading to certain facial conditions. In other words, facial habits lead to actual conditions.
Most of the facial habits I help patients to overcome are centered in the mouth, in particular the tongue. In my practice, I work with many people who have developed a wide range of problems that began with or are exacerbated by the incorrect use of the tongue.
The listing below describes some of the more common facial habits and facial conditions, one or more of which you may be experiencing. You can click at the end of each description to go to a more thorough explanation of the topic.