What is a Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist?
Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists (COM) are licensed professionals in the dental and medical fields who have undergone extensive training and rigorous testing for this specialty. Orofacial myofunctional therapy can be used in a number of areas to address a wide range of problems.
- Orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) is a profound technique that may be effective in managing symptoms and providing solutions associated with mild to moderate sleep apnea, poor digestion, headaches, TMJD (Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction), periodontal disease and many other common ailments
- In recent years, OMT has been even applied to the field of esthetics, with scientific support and methodology from Brazil, by retraining the muscles of the face.
- The technique is based on the neuromuscular re-education or re-patterning of the oral and facial muscles, and includes facial exercises and behavior modification techniques to promote proper tongue position, improved breathing, chewing and swallowing. Proper functional head and neck postures are also addressed