Dentists are concerned about habits that can contribute to improper growth processes of the jaw and teeth. If OMDs are identified and corrected, normal processes can proceed. Dentists are also concerned about sucking habits that continue after the age of 6, resulting in the dental arches and hard palate becoming negatively affected.
Orthodontists focus on how the teeth occlude together between arches. Abnormal rest posture of the tongue, lip, and cheek can lead to malocclusion and orthodontic relapse after care is completed.
Speech Pathologists are involved in the concern of OMDs when they are in conjunction with a speech disorder. OMDs may inhibit individuals from transitioning sounds into conversational speech.
Pediatricians become concerned when allergies are present and/or upper respiratory conditions such as enlarged tonsils and adenoids are contributing to the development of an OMD. Specialists such as Allergists and Ear/Nose/Throat doctors are involved in providing treatment.