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MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY

What is an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder? (OMD)

An OMD is a pathological condition created by disruption in the functions of the stomatognathic system, primarily functions related to chewing, breathing and swallowing. 

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Signs you might have an OMD:

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Mouth Breathing

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Tongue Thrust

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Thumb Sucking

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Clenching

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High Palate

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Infant Feeding Problems

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Tonsils and Adenoids Enlarged / Removed

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Open Mouth Posture

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Tongue Tie / Lip Tie

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Sleep Disorders

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Snoring / Sleep Apnea

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Failed Orthodontia

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Forward Head Posture

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Teeth Grinding / Bruxism

Habit Elimination Program

​This program is designed to help your child quit negative oral habits such as thumb/finger sucking, nail biting and or lip licking in a positive and fun manner without the use of punitive habit appliances. This program builds confidence and self esteem in your child as they watch themselves give up addicting habits. ​Therapy may begin as young as four years of age.

Myofunctional Therapy

The neurological re-education exercises to assist the normalization of the developing, or developed, craniofacial structures and function. It is related to the study, research, prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of functional and structural alterations in the region of the mouth (oro), face (facial) and regions of the neck (oropharyngeal area). -Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Pre and Post Frenectomy Therapy

We recommend pre and post therapy sessions for those having  frenectomy surgery.  This helps to strengthen and tone the tongue in preparation for the surgery as well as prevent reattachment after.