Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)
This type of therapy helps develop and maintain proper oral posture and function with or without the need of a tongue or lip tie release. If a myofunctional disorder is detected early enough, correcting the disorder will stimulate proper development of the jaws allowing the teeth to fall perfectly into place. This therapy will pull the tongue up and away from the back of the throat treating snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. This therapy also stabilizes the jaws treating TMJ disorders and neck and back pain. To prevent orthodontic relapse this therapy will prevent the tongue and lips from pressing on the teeth moving them back to where they were before orthodontic treatment. Also, if a tongue or lip tie release is needed completing this therapy before and after the surgery will prevent relapse and help treat the related symptoms of the tie.
For more information see videos from the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT) on YouTube