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Quincy Orofacial | Orofacial in Quincy | Illinois Thumb Sucking | Missouri | Pacifiers

The Mid-West Institute of Orofacial Myology

Kim Stevens, RDH, BS, MBA, OM

(573) 231-6385


Neuromuscular and Developmental Facial Therapy
Memory motor muscle therapy for:
Stroke, Bells Palsy, Down Syndrome,
Developmental oral and facial issues

Adjunctive muscle therapy for orthodontists that consider the face as well as the occlusion.



Oromyofunctional Disorders (OMD)
Oral Habits

Thumbsucking, Pacifier, Bottle Habits
Incorrect tongue resting posture and swallowing pattern
Weak lip competence
Nail biting
Lip licking and sucking

Tongue Thrust
Rest Posture Position Problems
Open mouth rest posture
Recapturing normal dental freeway space
Facial Habits
Open mounth breathing
TMJ issues
Snoring and sleep apnea muscle therapy

A Team Approach!

“One Therapy?”

Rarely does one therapy provide the complete treatment needed for the complexity of orofacial issues.

With a team approach we can help our patients overcome issues that are apparent now and prevent the ones that can arise later because previous treatments were not pursued.

A collaborative effort brings results withoutRELAPSE

Serving Central IL and
(573) 231-6385

A primary goal of orofacial myofunctional therapy is to recapture a normal freeway space dimension by eliminating deleterious sucking habits, re-positioning a forward, interdental resting tongue posture, teaching a closed lips nasal breathing posture, retraining and eliminating an inorrect chewing pattern and swallow, or normalizing and opening a closed dental rest posture.

Myofunctional disorders involve behaviors and patterns created by inappropriate muscle function and incorrect habits involving the tongue, lips, face and jaw. During rest, an incorrect positioning of the tongue may contribute to improper orofacial development, misalignment of the teeth and articulation disorders.

It is often difficult to identify a particular source of an oromyofunctional disorder (OMD). In most cases it is the result of a combination of factors: that is OMD's involve a myriad of causes and contributing factors.



Kim Stevens RDH BS MBA OM

MidWest Institute of Orofacial Myology | Orofacial Myologist

Telephone (573) 231-6385    phxiom@gmail.com |mybestfacenow.com

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Dr. Kim Stevens provides Orofacial Myology that provides therapy for Thumb sucking, Pacifiers, TMJ, Face Therapy, Tongue Therapy