Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is a program of exercises to help restore normal strength and co-ordination of the muscles of the face and tongue. OMT promotes proper breathing, TMJ function, occlusion, chewing, swallowing, sleep, speech and facial development. Since orofacial dysfunction is usually correlated with postural imbalances, we integrate OMT with Postural Restoration for the best outcomes.
Orofacial myofunctional disorders typically involve mouth vs nasal breathing, improper tongue posture and swallow patterns, and clenching or grinding. Sleep apnea is commonly associated with orofacial myofunctional disorders. Studies have shown that OMT reduces the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in adults and children.