Welcome to Apex Myofunctional Therapy

Welcome to Apex Myofunctional Therapy. We are Registered Dental Hygienist that have specialized training in Orofacial Myology.  We are mouth, tongue, lips, oral and facial musculature specialists. We are often referred by dentists, orthodontists, paedodontists, physicians, speech pathologists, and many other healthcare disciplines to assist with treatment. Orofacial Myology is often discussed when practitioners are looking to treat:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Open mouth rest posture
  • Improper teeth positioning
  • Open bite
  • TMD or neck pain and/or grinding
  • Improper tongue position (often referred to as tongue thrust)
  • Improper swallowing or habitual sucking
  • Lisp
  • Orthodontic Relapse
  • Tongue-tied / ankyloglossia

What is Orofacial Myology?

We deal with how the complex muscles in the face and mouth work and function. Myo means muscle. We train muscles so that patients can speak, chew, swallow, and breathe correctly. We provide restorative therapy, pre-op/post- op therapy, and treat orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs). In other words, orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) referred to as orofacial myology, is a type of palpable regime based on exercises that reprogram muscles and re-balance muscles in and around the mouth, the tongue, and muscles used in swallowing.

The main goals of orofacial myology are to establish a patent nasal airway, an effortlessly closed lip seal when at rest, and proper tongue resting position to guide proper development of posture and the orofacial (mouth and face) complex.

The main objectives are the treatment of disorders of the mouth, tongue, lips, jaw, and closely associated structures. Secondary objectives include treatment for mouth-breathing pattern, lip incompetence, tongue thrust habit, mandibular deviation and improper joint patterns during speech; chewing and swallowing, as well as assistance in the correction of parafunctional oral habits, such as thumb-sucking, bruxism and trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder).   

Contact Apex Myofunctional Therapy

  P: (780) 716-1456
 E: sophia@apexmyofunctionaltherapy.com


302-2018 Sherwood Dr, Sherwood Park
   Edmonton, AB T5A 4L2
   Inside PARK DENTAL