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Muscles (1)

Muscles of the Face and Neck

MuscleOriginInsertionAction
Frontalis Cranial aponeurosis Skin of eyebrows Raises eyebrows
Orbicularis Oculi Frontal bone and Maxilla Tissues around eyes Blinks and closes eye
Corrugator Supercilii Frontal bone Skin of eyebrows Draws eyebrows downward and medially
Orbicularis oris Mandible and Maxilla Skin and muscle around mouth Closes and protrudes lips
Levator labii superioris alaeque nasi Maxilla Nasal cartilage and upper lip Raises upper lip and flares nostrils
Levator labii superioris Maxilla Upper lip Raises upper lip
Zygomaticus (major and minor) Zygomatic bone Skin and muscle at corner of lip Elevates and raises the corner of lip
Buccinator Mandible and Maxilla Into orbicularis oris Flattens cheek against teeth; aids in mastication
Temporalis Temporal bone and Cranial aponeurosis Mandible Closes jaw and wiggles ears
Masseter Temporal bone Mandible Closes jaw
Sternocleidomastoid Sternum and Clavicle Mastoid process of temporal bone Flexes neck and rotates head
Platysma Skin of delto-pectoral region Skin of mandible Depresses the lower lip
Sternohyoid manubrium and Clavicle Hyoid Depresses hyoid and larynx
Omohyoid Superior scapula and clavicle Hyoid Depresses hyoid and larynx
Created by: SunSeeker