Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy


Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs), are disorders of the facial, tongue, and lip muscles and functions caused by oral breathing, tongue thrust, thumb-sucking, object-biting, and/or incorrect swallowing patterns.

Orofacial myofunctional disorders can cause:

  • Open bites
  • High and narrow palatal arc
  • Chewing and swallowing issues
  • Facial cosmetic problems: long and saggy face, facial asymmetry, weak lips
  • Speech disorders, etc.
Our Orofacial myofunctional therapy services may provide:
  • A series of exercises
    • Re-patterning oral
    • Facial habits and functions
    • Eliminating habits caused by OMDs
    • Developing proper oral resting posture (lips closed, tongue up), which then helps eliminate oral-facial-skeletal abnormalities.