What is an orofacial myofunctional disorder?
An orofacial myofunctional disorder describes any irregularities in the function and form of the facial and oral muscles, including
dental or skeletal structures that affect normal development and
growth. OMD’s can occur throughout the lifespan and present
differently in different age groups.
What is myofunctional therapy?
Orofacial Myofunctional therapy includes the elimination of improper oral habits and re-learning of the oro (mouth) and facial (face) muscles and their function through repetitive exercises. We focus on teaching children and adolescents to breathe nasally, develop proper oral rest posture, chew and swallow correctly, and correct speech sound errors.