top of page
Consult banner
Myofunctional Therapy CC Logo White.png

what is
Myofunctional
Therapy?

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is a program used to correct the improper function of the tongue and facial muscles. It consists of therapeutic exercises to strengthen and re- educate facial and tongue muscles optimizing their function. It promotes nasal breathing, proper lip closure, a correct tongue resting position and a healthy swallowing pattern.

Dysfunction and imbalance of the orofacial muscles can negatively impact breastfeeding, oral hygiene, facial growth and esthetics, stability of orthodontic treatment, Temporomandibular joint movement, posture, digestion , sleep and more.


OMT is painless and the exercises are fairly simple. When certain muscles of the face are activated and functioning properly, other muscles will follow suit until proper coordination of the tongue and facial muscles is achieved.

Proper assessment of the orofacial muscles allows for targeted and effective exercises for oral posture retraining to promote better health with goals to improve breathing, reduce pain and enhance the quality of life.

WHAT IS MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAY?
DSC02107-Edit.jpg

ROBIN FAPP RDH

SPECIALIZING IN OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY

I was born in Southern California and moved to the Central Coast when I was 10 years old. I was raised in a dental family as my dad was a dentist in Atascadero for many years.

I naturally gravitated to the career of dental hygiene and have been practicing for 36 years, enjoying my clinical experiences and taking care of my patients.

 

I gained knowledge and understanding of orofacial myology through my continuing education and realized my family and I would benefit from Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT).

 

This led me to advance my education and training in OMT. I am a graduate of Mastering Myo (recognized by the IAOM), Myomentor, Launch Your Inner Myo,Myo Circle 3.0, a Member of Airway Circle, CDHA, IAOM and I'm currently pursuing further education in this field.

I enjoy working with all ages to improve oral function as it relates to breathing, sleep, chewing and swallowing, facial development and growth.

I'm looking forward to meeting you!

HI! I'M ROBIN...

ABOUT
CDHA Registered Logo.png
Unknown.png
iaom-website-logo.png
SERVICES

Services
Virtual and in person appointments available

DSC02358.jpg
FREE PHONE CONSULTATION
15 mins

01

Not sure if myofunctional therapy is right for you? Let me answer your questions and we can see if you or your child is a candidate for myofunctional therapy.

DSC02144.jpg

02

COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION
60-90 mins

Our comprehensive evaluation is an in depth 60-90 min appointment assessing orofacial dysfunction, reviewed dental and health history, compensations, function, and a customized plan for therapy.

DSC02301.jpg

Designed for children 4-6 years old who would benefit from simple exercises, but are not ready to have a full foundational program. It is ideal to start young to guide growth and eliminate habits.

03

MINI MYO PROGRAM (4-6 YEAR OLDS)
6-8 sessions • 30 mins
DSC02216.jpg

04

HABIT ELIMINATION
4-8 sessions • 30-45 mins

A program designed to assist with thumb or finger sucking cessation. Dedication is crucial to success, and the patient must be willing to commit to this treatment. Treatment time can vary from 2-4 months.

DSC02202.jpg

05

PRE/POST FRENECTOMY THERAPY
8
 sessions • 30-45 mins

During this eight-session therapy program, we will meet four times in person to
practice several exercises in preparation for your surgery. After surgery, we will meet for four sessions to review prior exercises and introduce more to ensure proper healing to prevent re-attachment of the once tethered oral tissue.

DSC02348.jpg

06

OM THERAPY SESSION
12-14 sessions • 30-45 mins
Virtual and in person appointments available

During our therapy session you will learn proper techniques to train your mouth and facial muscles through exercises specifically chosen for you and your needs. This program is individualized and benefits those with the following disorders: tongue tie or tethered oral tissues, tongue thrust, TMJ pain, mild sleep apnea, low tongue resting posture, posture problems, open bite, and more.

BENEFITS OF OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY

noun-breath-118699.png
Proper breathing
noun-teeth-3522009.png
Reduced teeth grinding
noun-teeth-2132907.png
Straighter teeth
noun-face-symmetry-2709620.png
Better facial symmetry
noun-sleep-29979.png
Better sleep
noun-nose-3369456.png
Reduced nasal obstruction
"The before and after pictures of my daughter's mouth are amazing. Robin taught her proper resting tongue positioning, and exercises to strengthen her lips and mouth muscles and gave us doable exercises to do between sessions."

A. MOORE

"As an adult with TMJ I 
didn't think there was any-
thing I could do to fix my
issue without invasive
orthodontics but with
Robin's help I was able to
stabilize my jaw and reduce
my pain."

Kelly Gleason

"Thank you for your kindness and your generous help to Noor Dental Clinic patients."

J. & T. SANCHEZ

"Robin is amazing! She helped guide me through my tongue
tie release with ease."

Faith Patterson

TESTIMONIES

LOCATION

Myofunctional Therapy
Central Coast Office

8344 Morro Rd 
Atascadero, CA 93422

(805) 391-4231

LOCATION

CONTACT US

Got more questions? I'd love to hear from you!

Call me at (805) 391-4231 or complete the contact form below.

Thanks for contacting us! We'll be in touch soon...

Referring doctor?

Click below to complete our electronic referral form.

bottom of page