Orofacial Myofunctional disorders (OMD) is a disorder that is characterized by incorrect resting and functioning patterns involving the tongue, lips, jaw, and facial muscles. It can occur at any age.

OMD overtime can cause:

  • Dental malocclusions (teeth not closing properly)

  • Atypical pattern of swallowing (thrusting of the tongue to swallow)

  • Mispronunciation of sounds

  • Cosmetic problems (development of a long face, retruded chin)

  • Jaw joint pain

  • Weak lips

  • And many more!



I have worked as a clinical Registered Dental Hygienist for the past 23 years and I love it! I love the connection I make with my patients and their families. I love being able to make a 

difference in their lives, but every now and then I would stumble across something I could not answer or help them with. All the "tools I had in my belt" were not working. Why am I not able to help this mom help her child to stop sucking their thumb? Why am I not able to help this patient with his/her TMJ, clenching/grinding problem? What am I missing with this recession and tongue ties?

Then it came to me. I attended a Dental Hygiene convention and took a class in Orofacial Myofunctional disorders. There it was! There is what I have been missing! The light bulb went off. I began seeing how I can help my patients in all of 

those areas and more! This led me to begin my journey of becoming a Certified Orofacial Myologist through the International Association of Orofacial Myology.

Call me to see if it can help you change your life as well!

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