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For Infants

from newborn up to 2 years old

For Children

from 2 years up to 18 years old

For Adults

  from 18 years to 70+ 


Special Needs

 All Ages 

At Myofunctional Therapy UK,  we combine a range of 
Therapy Treatments in our Programs

We are the only Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Centre in the UK to blend:

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Myofunctional Therapy Services for Adults and Children over 2 years old

For people suffering from issues such as mouth breathing, sleep disordered breathing (SDB), sleep apnoea, TMJ issues, eating and swallowing difficulties, tongue thrust, bite issues, thumb sucking and reflux issues.

Infant Orofacial Services

Includes a preventive screening assessment and a tailor-made Infant OroBlend© program that utilizes primitive reflexes and sensory systems as a base. It also includes a specifically blended sequence of techniques with paediatric craniosacral therapy (CST), cranial osteopathy techniques, infant clinical massotherapy and intra-oral and extra-oral gentle facial release techniques.

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT also known as Orofacial Myology) is a specialized treatment for children over 2 years old, adolescents, and adults. It is a “neuromuscular re-education or re-patterning of the orofacial muscles” that helps treat orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs).

The broad goals of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy are to achieve:

▪︎ Nasal breathing (day and night)

▪︎ Lips together at rest (day and night)

▪︎ Correct tongue posture at rest (tounge to the roof of the mouth)

▪︎ Correct Swallowing


The therapy includes facial and tongue exercises and behaviour modification techniques to achive the four goals.


Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy has been used for decades to repattern and change the function of the oral and facial muscles and to eliminate poor oral habits, such as prolonged thumbsucking and nail-biting, tongue thrusting, open mouth at rest posture, incorrect mastication and poor oral rest postures of the tongue and lips.[1] 

Physicians, dentists, and orthodontists have also used myofunctional therapy as an adjunctive non-invasive treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD).

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders can directly and/or indirectly affect:

🚩Sleep 🚩Breathing 🚩Chewing 🚩Swallowing 🚩Speech 🚩Breastfeeding 🚩TMJ  🚩Facial Aesthetics 🚩Orofacial skeletal growth and development 🚩Dental occlusion 🚩Dental health 🚩Orthodontic treatment stability and more.

Most OMDs originate with insufficient habitual nasal breathing or oral breathing.

The subsequent adaptation of the muscles and the oral and facial functions to a disordered breathing pattern creates many OMDs.

At Myofunctional Therapy UK, we work in close collaboration with:

▪︎ ENTs

▪︎ Dentists 

▪︎ Oral Surgeons 

▪︎ Orthodontists 

▪︎ Allergy and Immunology Doctors ⇲​

▪︎ Respiratory Consultants 

▪︎ GP's 

▪︎ Sleep Physicians ⇲​

▪︎ Speech and Language Therapists  ⇲​

▪︎ Nutritionists ⇲​

▪︎ Midwives 

▪︎ Lactation Consultants 

▪︎ Chiropractors 

▪︎ Occupational Therapists ⇲​

▪︎ Breathing Practitioners ⇲​

▪︎ And more ... ⇲​

"Orofacial Myology is postgraduate training for Dental Care Professionals (Dental Hygienist and Therapists, Dentists, Orthodontic Therapists, Dental Nurses) and Speech and Language Therapists. In the UK these are the only healthcare professionals with the skill set, knowledge of the head and neck, and remit to train in this field and provide this specialist treatment.

Note: Dental Nurses trained in Orofacial Myology will be able to assist with the provision of the therapy only. OMD s diagnostics and treatment planning are reserved for those Orofacial Myology practitioners who have diagnostics and treatment planning of the stomatognathic system within their scope of practice."  

The British Society of Myofunctional Therapy (BSMFT),


Evidence Based Practice (EBP)

Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analy

Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis:

 "Myofunctional therapy decreases apnea-hypopnea index by approximately 50% in adults and 62% in children."

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Lingual Frenuloplasty With Myofunctional Therapy: Exploring Safety and Efficacy in 348 Cas

Lingual Frenuloplasty With Myofunctional Therapy: Exploring Safety
and Efficacy in 348 Cases

 Amelioration of mouth breathing (78.4%), snoring (72.9%), clenching (91.0%), and
myofascial tension (77.5%).

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Children with ADHD or sleep disturbances should always be assessed for the presence of mou

"Children with breathing problems like snoring, mouth breathing, or apnea are 40–100 times more likely to develop behavioral problems resembling ADHD.


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Management of the Developing Dentition and Occlusion in Pediatric Dentistry research evide

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Management of the developing dentition and occlusion in pediatric dentistry. 2022:

"Treatment considerations: "Habit treatment modalities include patient/parent counseling, behavior modification techniques, myofunctional therapy, appliance therapy (extraoral and intraoral), or referral to other providers..."

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Effects of orofacial myofunctional therapy on temporomandibular disorders_research study.p

"Conclusions: OMT had the following positive effects in treated patients:

(a) a significant reduction of pain sensitivity to palpation of all muscles studied but not for the TMJs;

(b) increased measures of mandibular range of motion..."


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Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy UK 
Advocating for Airway-Centred Dentistry
Advocating for Orofacial Myology in the prevention and treatment of
Oral, Dental, and Airway Disease. 

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