WHAT MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
IS ALL ABOUT?
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
JENNIFER HOSBURGH, RDH, OMT
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
Low tongue posture
Open mouth posture
Pacifier use (Past the age of 1 yr)
Teeth grinding / Clenching
Brain fog / Tired during the day
Stuffy nose/ Allergies
UARS - Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
Snoring / noisy sleeper
Misaligned or crowded teeth
Picky or messy eater
Forward head posture
TMJ & Neck pain
High, Narrow palate