Healthy Habits 

Orofacial Myology




Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is functional training for the muscles of the mouth, head and neck. OMT is used to treat Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD's).  

These disorders can cause compensations, improper facial growth, 

poor sleep quality and reduced airway.  

Exercises are specifically designed to improve swallowing, nasal breathing, 

tongue posture and lip seal.  

OMD's can be found in most everyone of all ages


I have been a registered dental hygienist for over 20 years and have been in the dental field for over 30 years.  As a hygienist I always perform an oral cancer screening at each appointment.  I was looking into the mouths and airways of all my patients, of all ages everyday and sadly had never been taught 

about proper muscle function or OMD's  

(Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders).  

Surprisingly, almost no doctors, dentists, therapists, nurses or 

hygienists are educated on orofacial myology.  

 My own family and I also suffered from OMD's and it wasn't until I started becoming a Myofunctional Therapist that I was able to help myself and my family. 

I look forward to helping you and your family too.

Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) are patterns involving the muscles of the face, head and mouth that interfere with normal growth, development and function.  If you have any of the symptoms listed below, you may benefit from myofunctional therapy.

Tongue ties / Lip ties

Tongue thrust

Low tongue posture

Open mouth posture

Mouth breathing

Thumb sucking

Pacifier use (Past the age of 1 yr)

Teeth grinding / Clenching

Brain fog / Tired during the day

Stuffy nose/ Allergies

Night sweats

Orthodontic Relapse

UARS - Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

Snoring / noisy sleeper

Restless sleeper

Misaligned or crowded teeth


Swallowing difficulties

Picky or messy eater

Forward head posture

TMJ & Neck pain

High, Narrow palate