Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy of Nashville

Est. 2015

Providing expert care for jaw pain, chewing, swallowing, mouth breathing, and dental/orthodontic relapse.

My Services and Specialties

Tongue Thrusts

Tongue Thrusts

When the tongue moves or rests forward and pushes against the teeth. During the swallow, instead of pushing up to the palate the tongue moves forward or laterally, called anterior, bi-lateral, uni- lateral or bi-maxillary tongue thrust.

When the tongue moves or rests forward and pushes against the teeth. During the swallow, instead of pushing up to the palate the tongue moves forward or laterally, called anterior, bi-lateral, uni- lateral or bi-maxillary tongue thrust.

Tongue Thrusts

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Tethered Oral Tissue

Tethered Oral Tissue

More commonly know as "tongue-tie" or lip-tie." A tongue-tie is an embryological remnant of tissue or apnoneurosis of the genioglossus muscle in the midline between the undersurface of the tongue and the floor of the mouth that restricts tongue movement. Ankyloglossia is a severely restricted tongue-tie.

More commonly know as "tongue-tie" or lip-tie." A tongue-tie is an embryological remnant of tissue or apnoneurosis of the genioglossus muscle in the midline between the undersurface of the tongue and the floor of the mouth that restricts tongue movement. Ankyloglossia is a severely restricted tongue-tie.

Tethered Oral Tissue

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Habit Elimination

Habit Elimination

Is your child still using a pacifier or thumb sucking? This can lead to dental/orthodontic problems.

Is your child still using a pacifier or thumb sucking?  This can lead to dental/orthodontic problems.

Habit Elimination

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Mouth Breathing

Mouth Breathing

While a lips apart resting posture is often a result of nasal airway obstruction, once the airway obstruction is corrected the lips-apart pattern remains a persistent habit that must further be addressed

While a lips apart resting posture is often a result of nasal airway obstruction, once the airway obstruction is corrected the lips-apart pattern remains a persistent habit that must further be addressed

Mouth Breathing

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Swallowing
Jaw Pain
Speech
Breathing
Ortho/Dental
Problems
Chewing

How you Suffer From OMDs

OMDs Affect

Your Life

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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. OMDs may affect, directly and/or indirectly,  breastfeeding, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, temporomandibular joint movement, oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, facial esthetics, and more.

OMDs affect:

  • Face/Jaw Pain (a.k.a. temporomandibular joint disorders or TMD)

  • Chewing

  • Swallowing

  • Breathing

  • Speech

  • Feeding (nursing and picky eating)