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Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is like physical therapy for the muscles of the head and neck. Most people don’t think about the way they breathe, rest their mouth, chew or swallow, but when these basic everyday functions are not working correctly a host of problems can occur. Proper function of the orofacial muscles includes, nasal breathing, tongue resting suctioned to the roof of the mouth, lips sealed, teeth slightly apart, chewing on both sides of the mouth with the lips sealed, and swallowing without the tongue pressing on the teeth (tongue thrust). When any one of these muscle patterns is off it can create symptoms such as nasal congestion, dry mouth, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, allergies, asthma, frequent colds, ear aches, trouble clearing the ears, clenching and grinding of the teeth, TMD, sleep disordered breathing, snoring, sleep apnea, headaches, facial pain, head and neck tension, poor circulation, misaligned teeth, anterior open bite, high narrow palate, crowded teeth, drooling, gas and bloating, acid reflux, poor digestion and more. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy consists of research based exercises for the muscles of the head and neck to achieve proper function, with proper function comes relief and results that are absolutely amazing.

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy- Exercises that help improve and restore function in the muscles of the head and neck. Treatments range and include:

• Breathing re-education with Capnography

• Buteyko breathing re-education

• Successful release of tongue and lip ties

• Elimination of tongue thrusting

• Elimination of mouth breathing

• Improve the static and dynamic function of the

   muscles of the head and neck

• Improve snoring and sleep apnea

• Improve oral rest posture

• Establish nasal breathing

• Improve chewing and swallowing

Current literature demonstrates that Myofunctional Therapy decreases sleap apnea by 50% in adults and 62% in children