How can we help your child?
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) provides personalized and tailored exercise programs, based on your child's OMT diagnosis, to address damaging repetitive behaviors by re-patterning the muscles in your child's mouth, throat, face, head, and neck.
By targeting the root causes of your child's symptoms, this non-invasive approach soothes, relieves, or eliminates tension, pain, and discomfort while improving facial aesthetics and overall well-being.
Orofacial Myology offers a comfortable and effective solution to eliminate harmful habits and promote a healthier oral-facial function.
Is your child snoring or do they temporarily stop breathing while sleeping?
By participating in the Advantage Program, your child will receive effective exercises or an appliance that will clear their airway, improve their sleep quality and overall health, providing long-term benefits and giving you peace of mind.
Continuous placement of objects between the teeth and oral structures can lead to the gradual reshaping of the anatomy, disrupting the natural oral-facial symmetry.
Through the Habit Elimination Program, we have the tools and expertise to support your child in permanently discontinuing such habits.
"According to the National Sleep Foundation, ADHD is also associated with a variety of sleep problems. When children are tired, they behave differently from tired adults. Children can be aggressive, over-emotional or moody when tired.
One study of 2,463 children aged between 6 and 15 years found that children with sleep disorders were more likely to be impulsive, hyperactive and inattentive."
Orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) helps address crooked and crowded teeth in children by promoting proper tongue positioning, correct swallowing patterns, and toning oral-facial muscles.
Through these new habits the Advantage Program aims to guide teeth into their optimal positions, reducing crowding and promoting overall oral health.
Children should not have frequent headaches.
Just one oral-facial habit, stressed muscle, or tense tissue being consistently used in an atypical way can irritate the system and contribute to headaches.
By retraining proper oral-facial muscle function and relieving tension, orofacial myofunctional therapy can soothe frequent headaches in children.
The Advantage Program can help your child find relief from various digestive discomforts by retraining unconscious activities, such as air swallowing, which can contribute to stomach aches, burping, flatulence/gas, bloating, IBS, and acid reflux.
By addressing these underlying factors, the program can alleviate these symptoms and promote better digestive health for your child.
If your child is struggling with the final sounds in their speech with a history of working with a Speech Language Pathologist, the Advantage Program can offer assistance.
Orofacial myofunctional therapy can address underlying muscle and oral habit issues that may contribute to speech impediments, helping your child achieve better articulation and speech clarity.
The head, neck, face, and mouth comprise a complex and delicate balance, where even seemingly normal habits can disrupt this intricate system.
Orofacial Myologists focus on helping your child restore their oral-facial balance, providing tension relief from issues such as facial pain, discomfort in the head, face, and/or neck, as well as chronic ear infections.
By addressing underlying factors and providing targeted guidance, the program aims to soothe or eliminate these discomforts for improved overall well-being.
Nasal breathing offers numerous benefits, including improved brain function, defined jawline, enhanced immune system, lower blood pressure, and strengthened core muscles.
Our orofacial myofunctional therapists can guide your child through simple exercises to develop the habit of nasal breathing.
If your child experiences symptoms such as frequent illnesses, cavities, gum disease, ADHD, unproductive energy, asthma, neck discomfort, snoring or sleep apnea, the Advantage Program can provide targeted support to address these issues and promote better overall health.
Orofacial Myology (OMT) eliminates tongue thrusting by retraining the muscles involved in swallowing and tongue rest posture. Through personalized exercises and guidance, OMT helps children develop beneficial oral habits, breaking free from tongue thrusting patterns.
This results in improved oral function, eliminating the habit and promoting optimal oral health.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy recognizes that our faces, heads, necks, and jaws often lack toning and training. From birth, we receive no guidance on caring for the muscles and tissues in this area of our bodies.
However, through simple exercises offered in the Advantage Program, your child can receive the necessary coaching to strengthen and care for these muscles and tissues, promoting better overall health, function, and symmetry.
- Define Jawline and Cheekbones
- Prevents Long Face Syndrome
- Remove Dark Circles Beneath Eyes
- Creates More Space for Straighter Teeth
- Removes Some Causes of Malocclusion
- Straightens Head and Neck Posture
- Reduces Baby Pudgy Cheeks in Adults
- Minimizes Gummy Smiles
- Tones Facial Muscles and Tissues
- Activates Growth Hormone
At What Age Can Your Child Begin Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?
Children (6 months of age and up) can begin orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT), with the biggest impact often seen in younger children due to the flexibility of their oral-facial structure.
However, OMT can benefit individuals of any age, as it helps tone and relax muscles and tissues, improving the aging process and overall quality of life.
Who is Eligible for a Free Consult?
It is a great opportunity to have questions answered and meet with an orofacial myofunctional therapist in Ottawa, Ontario.