What are OMD’s
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

Critical New Research


Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. OMDs may affect, directly and/or indirectly, sleep apnea, facial skeletal growth and development, breathing, chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, posture, temporomandibular joint movement, oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, facial esthetics, restricted facial and lingual frenum, forward head posture, incorrect oral habits and more.


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Mouth Breathing Bi-Lateral Tongue Thrust Atypical Swallow Facial Muscular Dysfunction Tonsils:Adenoids Bruxism and Clenching Maloclusion Changes in Saliva Craniofacial Dysfunction Esthetic Changes Tinnutis


Open Mouth Tongue-Tie Habits Hypotonic Masseters TMD Cavities and Gum Disease Restricted Maxilla, High Palate Allergic Shiners, Venous Pooling Macroglossia Infant Feeding Problems

Tongue Thrust Lip-Tie Chewing Disorders Speech Misarticulations Sleep Disorders Snoring Tongue Scalloping Eustachian Tubes Dysfuntion Abnormal Breathing Forward Head Posture

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders





There has been a great deal of interest in the emerging field of orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) as an adjunct therapy in an allied approach to orthodontics.