FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WE HAVE COMPILED THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS THAT PEOPLE ASK ABOUT OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY


Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is an interdisciplinary practice that works with the muscles of the lips, tongue, cheeks and face and their related functions (such as breathing, sucking, chewing, swallowing, and some aspects of speech). It acts in the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of people who may have these functions compromised or altered. It can also act in improving facial aesthetics. In this area, the Specialist in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy can work in partnership with other professionals such as dentists, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, nurses and psychologists. As an emerging field, questions are quite common when we talk about Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
Below are some answers to frequently asked questions.

General Questions





Related to Infants and Breast Feeding 


Related to Chewing and open bite 



Related to TMD 




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Related to Face Paralysis 



Related to Sleep Apnea 


Related to Facial Burns and Trauma


Related to Mouth Breathing 



Related to Lingual Frenulum



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This project, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS IN THE AREA OF OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY, is coordinated by the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT), a USA based post graduate training institution that specialises in training allied health professionals in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. This pamphlet has been created with the support of the Brazilian Speech Pathology Society (Sociedade Brasileira de Fonaudiologia/SBFa) and their Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Committee, upon whose original work, “Repostas Para Perguntas Frequentes Na Area De Motricidade Orofacial,” originally published in 2011, with a second edition in 2012. Brazil is the world’s leader in research, protocols, and standards in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and the SBFa has consistently been at the forefront. This project is also supported by the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), an international, non-profit NGO and membership association engaged in advancing research, standards, education, and public health initiatives in the area of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy worldwide.

SBFa LEADERSHIP 2012-2013
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Irene Queiroz Marchesan_President
Ana Cristina Cortês Gama_Vice President
Lia Inês Marino Duarte_Secretary
Aline Epiphanio Wolf_Deputy Secretary
Ana Elisa Moreira-Ferreira_Treasurer
Adriana Tessitore_Deputy Treasurer
Marileda Cattelan Tomé_Scientific Director
Hilton Justino_Deputy Scientific Director
DEPARTMENT OF OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
Adriana Rahal_Coordinator
Andrea Motta_Deputy Coordinator
REVISION COMMITTEE 2012-2013
Ana Paula Dassie Leite
Ana Cristina Gama
Aline Wolf e Lia Duarte

OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY COMMITTEE
Daniele Andrade da Cunha_Coordinator
Carmen das Graças Fernandes_Deputy Coordinator


TRANSLATION AND COPY UPDATES 2014
ACADEMY OF OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY

Marc Richard Moeller
Licia Coceani-Paskay
Nicole Archembault Besson
Samantha Danielle Weaver
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