COMPREHENSIVE FOUR-DAY TRAINING COURSES & ADVANCED COURSES
We offer an exciting and comprehensive four-day training course for dental, medical and speech professionals. We also offer advanced courses on specialized topics related to the field of OMT. We educate health professionals on how to recognize and treat orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and how to incorporate Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) into a practice.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY (OMT)?
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is neurological re-education exercises to assist the normalization of the developing, or developed, craniofacial structures and function. It is related to the study, research, prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of functional and structural alterations in the region of the mouth (oro), face (facial) and regions of the neck (oropharyngeal area).
WHAT IS TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DYSFUNCTION
The term temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is used to define some problems that can affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), as well as muscles and structures involved in chewing. TMD may be related to various factors such as dental changes (loss or wear of the teeth, poorly fitting dentures), unilateral chewing, mouth breathing, lesions due to trauma or degeneration of the TMJ, muscle strains caused by psychological factors (stress and anxiety) and poor habits (nail biting, biting objects or food too hard, resting a hand on the chin, grinding or clenching teeth during sleep).
WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly and you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep. There are two main types of sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax. Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.
WHAT IS TONGUE-TIE?
Tongue-tie is a popular term used to characterize a common condition that often goes undetected. It occurs during pregnancy when a small portion of tissue that should disappear during the infant’s development remains at the bottom of the tongue, restricting its movement. When an infant is born with tongue-tie, it is important to research other family members, since this change has a genetic influence. A specialist in Orofacial Myofunciotnal Therapy should be well suited to detect a tongue-tie since they should know about the lingual frenulum and also the normal way the newborn sucks.