WHAT IS THE AOMT?


Mission


Our mission is to offer the best foundation for health professionals to learn this critical therapy and bring its benefits to those who need it.


  EDUCATION


We educate health professionals on how to recognize and treat OMDs and how to incorporate Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) into a practice.


  NETWORK


The AOMT is in the process of building up an extensive network referral system for receiving new patients from doctors in your area.


  GOAL


Our goal at the AOMT is to have every student become successful at developing a clinically and professionally rewarding practice.


  COURSES


We offer a comprehensive training course for professionals. We also offer advanced courses on specialized topics related to the field of OMT.


  RESEARCH


This is an exciting time in the field or Myofunctional Therapy. With new research, an increasing awareness is spreading to the medical community and the general public.


  AWARENESS


Endeavoring to increase awareness of OMT among medical, dental, and academic communities to support acceptance and progress of this profession world-wide.


  ACCREDITATION


This is an (AGD) and (ASHA) approved course for advanced study in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and offers AGD and ASHA CEU’s.


  RELATIONSHIPS


The AOMT not only strives to help people of all ages overcome their struggle with OMDs but to bring Myofunctional Therapists together for that common goal

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.

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