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A Toddler and a Baby

Speak to your Orofacial Myologist at Leap Forward Therapy services to support you in correcting these orofacial muscular dysfunctions, through individualized treatment programs,

What are Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) ?
OMD are atypical patterns involving oral and orofacial musculature that interferes with normal growth, development, or function of orofacial structures.  OMDs can be found in children, adolescents, and adults.  

Examples of OMDs can include

  • Harmful oral  habits such as prolonged thumb-sucking or finger sucking,

  • Mouth-breathing,

  • lip or cheek sucking and fingernail biting

  • functional issues (such as tongue ties, lip ties, upper airway obstructions from enlarged tonsils or adenoids, allergies, asthma, sinusitis, hayfever, deviated septum, a restricted flow of air through the nose., and weak orofacial muscle tone),

  • Inappropriate tongue thrusting forwards or sideways when swallowing and/or speaking.

  • Forward and low rest position of the tongue

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