SPECIALIZING IN THE CORRECTION OF OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDERS
What is Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD)?
The international Academy of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) defines OMD’s as “behaviors and patterns created by inappropriate muscle function and incorrect habits involving the tongue, lips jaw and face… an incorrect positioning may contribute to improper orofacial development and maintenance of the misalignment of teeth.”
Why should I be concerned about Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder?
OMD’s can affect may areas of overall health. Improper tongue and lip rest posture is the leading reason individuals need orthodontic treatment, as well as the cause for orthodontic relapse. Open mouth rest posture of the lips may be due to upper respiratory problems such as enlarged tonsils, adenoids, or chronic allergies.