Orofacial Myofunctional Treatment
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth that have many long term effects that experts are just now becoming aware of.
A tongue thrust is when your tongue pushes forward during swallowing or speech. This may eventually push your teeth out of alignment.
Sometimes the frenum under your tongue is restricted to the point that eating, swallowing and perhaps speaking becomes difficult. This is Tongue Tie.
Oral Habits (finger and thumb sucking)
While it may seem like a normal habit for a baby to suck their thumb, too much finger and thumb sucking can lead to problems later in life.
Breathing through the mouth all the time, including when you’re sleeping, can lead to problems
Sleep Disordered Breathing
Poor breathing techniques can affect your sleep and overall health.
Chewing and Swallowing Therapy
Incorrect chewing and swallowing can lead to poor digestion and choking.
TMJ disorders result from damage that has occurred to one or both temporomandibular joints located in front of the ears on both sides of the face.
Speech and Language Therapy
Sometimes you know what you want to say, but your brain has trouble telling your mouth how to say it. This is Apraxia.
Sometimes the muscles we use to talk are too weak or do not work right and cannot do their job. This is called dysarthria.
Expressive Language Disorders
We can help people that have trouble conveying their thoughts in speech or writing.
Speech Sound Disorders
Phonological and articulation disorders commonly referred to as speech sound disorders occur when adults and children are not able to create the sounds required for certain words.
Stuttering is a speech disorder characterized by repetition of sounds, syllables, or words; prolongation of sounds; and interruptions in speech known as blocks.
Receptive Language Disorders
We can help people that have trouble understanding spoken or written communication.
We can help when your voice is too soft, hoarse, or has problems with pitch.