Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

Erin has obtained extensive training to work with orofacial myofunctional disorders through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM).

Orofacial myology is the treatment of orofacial dysfunction or orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD). A differential diagnosis to determine specific structural and/or functional impacts will help in establishing an individualized treatment plan. Examples of OMDs include open, oral resting posture and mouth breathing, tongue thrust during swallow and/or speech, sucking habits (thumb, fingers, tongue, etc.), clenching, and grinding. OMDs can lead to changes in dental alignment (malocclusion), maxillary and mandibular jaw growth patterns, airway, chewing, swallowing, speech sound production, and sleep patterns.

*Please note all materials for OMT/OPT are an additional charge

Child sucking thumb Myofunctional therapy