Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are abnormalities of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. Most OMDs originate from insufficient habitual nasal breathing or with oral breathing. Whether directly or indirectly, it affects breastfeeding, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, temporomandibular joint movement, oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, facial esthetics, and so on.
Just as physical therapy helps to train our bodies back into optimal shape after an injury, orofacial myofunctional therapy (MFT) is a rehabilitation program that helps train soft tissues of the face, neck, and mouth to function at the height of their ability. On the other hand, it helps guide the growth and development of facial structures, not to mention the cosmetic benefits can bolster one’s self-esteem. Our goal is to cultivate an awareness of muscle use and develop a therapy program of regular exercises designed specifically for your needs.
You or your child may need MFT if you have the following problems:

  • Sleep or rest with mouth open
  • Restless sleep
  • Snoring
  • Teeth grinding
  • Slow eater/ picky eater/ messy eater
  • Crooked teeth
  • Wake up unfreshed/ always sleepy
  • Noisy breathing
  • Imbalanced body posture
  • Gummy smile
  • Short attention
  • Frequent flu/cough/sore throat/ear infection
  • Tongue tie