Joy Moeller Interview about Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder

Joy Moeller is Interviewed about Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder

Joy Moeller, who is an Orofacial Myofunctional disorder specialist is being interviewed by Dr. Mercola who is an alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and web entrepreneur.

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. OMDs may affect, directly and/or indirectly,  breastfeeding, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, temporomandibular joint movement, oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, facial esthetics, and more.

They talk about the importance of the health. Not only in their patients but everyone. Most people might not know what is keeping them from sleeping, snoring issues, or breathing. Finding the overall reason for the health problems they are having.

FUNCTION all must synch together in harmony for the health of the patient.

  • A person normally swallows 500 to 1000 times each day, so improper swallowing FUNCTION can cause a variety of problems.
  • Yet the resting POSTURE of the tongue is what causes the most damage because it is constant, and because bone and muscles will change according to your posture. POSTURE of the lips is also extremely important.
  • The STRUCTURE of the mouth and airway must allow for proper posture and function – for instance a tongue tie, lip tie, narrow airway, or narrow palate may not allow proper posture or function to occur