We offer Myofunctional Therapy services in the convenience of your own home and via teletherapy. Mobile services are available in Aurora, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, King City, and surrounding areas. 

Why Orofacial
Myofunctional Therapy?

What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is a physical therapy program used to correct any atypical patterns of the oral and facial muscles. It involves strengthening of the tongue and orofacial muscles by retraining the muscles to function as they should.

What are Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)?

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders are disorders of the oral and facial muscles that interfere with proper function and development. 

The Goals of Myofunctional Therapy:

1. Establish Exclusive Nasal Breathing 

2. Promote Proper Oral Resting Tongue Posture

3. Establish a Correct Swallowing Pattern

4. Lip Seal at Rest

The benefits of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy may include:
  • Prevention of dental malocclusion, orthodontic problems, and orthodontic relapse

  • Improved speech

  • Improved digestion with proper chewing and swallowing

  • Reduced jaw pain

  • Optimal growth and development of the jaw and airway

  • Improved breathing

  • Improved sleep quality

  • Increased energy and focus

  • Improved posture

Potential signs or symptoms that may be associated with an OMD:
  • Long and narrow facial features- Long face syndrome

  • High narrow palate

  • Difficulty breathing through the nose

  • Orthodontic concerns and relapse

  • Grinding and clenching

  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (jaw pain)

  • Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring

  • Forward head and neck posture

  • Behavioural concerns (ADHD)

  • Frequent congestion

  • Digestive issues and reflux

  • Chronic headaches

  • Anxiety

  • Speech problems

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