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WELCOME TO ESTACADO OROFACIAL MYOLOGY

What is Orofacial Myology?

Orofacial myology is a specialized professional discipline that evaluates and treats a variety of oral and facial (orofacial) muscles, (myo-) postural and functional disorders and oral habits that may disrupt normal dental development and also create cosmetic problems. The principles involved with the evaluation and treatment of orofacial Myofunctional disorders are based upon dental science tenets; however, orofacial Myofunctional therapy is not dental treatment.

Myofunctional therapy can be basically described as correcting an oro-facial muscular unbalance, including correction of the position of the tongue at rest and during swallowing. Specific treatments involve establishing and stabilizing normal rest position of the tongue and lips, eliminating deviate (abnormal) oral habits and correcting swallowing patterns when tongue thrusting is involved. Improvements in appearance are observed during and following therapy.

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CHRISTY GREEN

RDH, Specializing in Orofacial Myology.

Christy started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant 1988.  Upon being accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at Amarillo College, she continued to work part time as an endodontic assistant. She earned her certification as a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in 1996.  Since that time, she has worked with the best of the best in Amarillo, always making patient care the highest priority.

 

Over the years she witnessed many patients struggling with orofacial dysfunctions such as thumb-sucking, nail-biting, tongue thrust, tethered oral tissues (tongue & lip ties) and open mouth postures - just to name a few.  Unfortunately, there were no trained orofacial myologist in the Texas Panhandle.

 

In 2020, after months of intense training Christy founded Estacado Orofacial Myology.  This specialty allows Christy to help clients live healthier lives through education and treatment.  


Christy is an active member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), the Texas Dental Hygiene Association (TDHA) and the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA)



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In this case we were able to normalize tongue and lip postures, eliminate improper chewing, oral phase swallowing patterns, and stabilize the dentition (teeth) from extraneous orofacial muscle movement.

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Thumb sucking elimination.

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Pre & post op tongue release.

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By Appointment Only
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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3501 Soncy Rd #105 Amarillo, TX 79119

(806) 680-6743

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The information on this website is in no way considered to be medical advice and is in no way intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease, symptom, or condition. The information on this website is for educational purposes only. Medical advice should be obtained from an appropriately qualified and licensed medical provider. Consult your doctor prior to beginning any health or therapy program or any lifestyle changes, including the ones on this website.

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