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Specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

OMDs

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders are any habit or condition that interferes with proper development and action of the orofacial muscles. This includes muscles of the tongue, lips, cheeks and jaw. Incorrect habits can lead to improper development of the teeth, speech, chewing, swallowing, poor table manners, and poor resting tongue posture.

Signs & Symptoms

Orofacial myofunctional disorders can include one or a combination of the following:

  • Thumb and finger sucking habits
  • A routine habit of resting with the lips apart
  • A forward resting posture of the tongue between or against the teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Tongue thrust
  • Other harmful oral habits

Therapy Program

It has been shown that a program for orofacial dysfunction can be 80-90% effective in correcting swallowing and rest posture functions. A program can prove to be beneficial to children, teens, and adults and corrections are usually maintained years after completing a program.

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OMDs

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders are any habit or condition that interferes with proper development and action of the orofacial muscles. This includes muscles of the tongue, lips, cheeks and jaw. Incorrect habits can lead to improper development of the teeth, speech, chewing, swallowing, poor table manners, and poor resting tongue posture.

Learn More

Signs & Symptoms

Orofacial myofunctional disorders can include one or a combination of the following:

  • Thumb and finger sucking habits
  • A routine habit of resting with the lips apart
  • A forward resting posture of the tongue between or against the teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Tongue thrust
  • Other harmful oral habits
Learn More

Therapy Program

It has been shown that a program for orofacial dysfunction can be 80-90% effective in correcting swallowing and rest posture functions. A program can prove to be beneficial to children, teens, and adults and corrections are usually maintained years after completing a program.

Learn More

Meet Lisa

Hi and welcome to OMTherapy! I am Lisa Jack and I am an orofacial myofunctional therapist and registered dental hygienist. I have been in the dental field for almost 25 years. I graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. After years in private practice, teaching dental hygiene students, and educating special needs caregivers about oral health, I realized the impact myofunctional disorders and dysfunctional breathing have on a person. I have taken numerous courses and trainings over the years, which led to becoming a certified yoga instructor, certification in the Buteyko Breathing Method, and am currently on the COM® track through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). It is through my extensive experience and continued education in these areas that I feel confident in helping restore normal orofacial muscle function and healthier breathing patterns.

 

Specializing in myofunctional therapy often requires working with other dental and health professionals who understand the impact orofacial dysfunction can have on the whole body. The connection of our oral health and overall health couldn’t be more important. I truly enjoy working one on one with children and adults, taking time to listen to their needs, and reaching therapy goals together for long-term results.

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