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Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is a treatment involving a series of techniques and exercises that optimize function of oral and facial muscles through neurolog

When is it Time To See an OMT?

Adults and children should see me for OMT if you see these symptoms:

  • Mouth breathing/open mouth posture

  • Tongue/lip ties (ankyloglossia)

  • Tongue thrusting or reverse swallow

  • Prolonged thumb/finger/pacifier sucking

  • Lisping/speech issues

  • Grinding/clenching teeth (bruxism)

  • Temporomandibular Joint Pain (TMJ Pain)

  • Cosmetic changes due to “Long Face Syndrome”

Benefits of Treatment

  • Enhance nasal breathing and lip seal

  • Improve tongue positioning

  • To eliminate poor oral habits (i.e. nail biting, thumb sucking, habitual lip licking, etc.)

  • Promote proper chewing and swallowing

  • Relieve symptoms related to OMDs

  • Provide pre- and post- frenectomy care

  • Improve facial aesthetics

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