What is Myofunctional Therapy?
Orofacial Myofunctional therapy (OMT) retrains the muscles of the face and mouth to eliminate behaviors and habits that cause structural and functional issues. We call these behaviors Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs). Some signs of OMDs include but are not limited to tongue tie, tongue thrust, mouth breathing, difficulty breast feeding, drooling, speech issues, malocclusion (improper bite), snoring, dark circles under the eyes and ADHD. Myofunctional Therapists work collaboratively with other specialists including Dentists, Orthodontists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Pediatricians, ENTs, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and any other specialist that might contribute to the interdisciplinary approach for treatment to achieve the goal of ideal health.
Problems related to an OMD