What is OMD?
These can be unconscious behaviors that cause muscles to function in the incorrect way. They can also include damaging habits that cause the mouth to develop improperly. The muscles affected can include the tongue, lips, jaw and face. Often times, many muscles are involved due to a ripple effect. If one muscle is working incorrectly, this can cause other muscles to compensate and work inaccurately as well.
Symptoms of orofacial disorders can be very obvious or can happen over a period of time and be unclear. Signs and symptoms of OMD can include open mouth breathing, lisping during speech and abnormalities with teeth alignment. These symptoms can be a sign of a disorder that can be helped with our orofacial myofunctional program.
Our Program is appropriate for children, teens and adults. Program goals are individualized and are meant to create new healthy oral habits. The benefit of healthy habits can include nasal breathing, a proper swallow pattern, favorable resting tongue position and preserving orthodontic results from this program.