OMT. What??

Just keep it at the top!

Orofascial Myofunctional Therapy is OMT!  It’s a mouthful and it is ABOUT THE MOUTH (& LIPS). The easiest way to think about OMT is that it is a fancy way to say, “I am taking my tongue and lips to the gym to strengthen them!” So that begs the question, “Why do my lips and tongue need to be strengthened?” Well, there are two VERY important reasons:

  1. The TONGUE: If the tongue is not strong enough to stay out of the way while you are asleep, the tongue blocking the airway can deprive you of oxygen.

  2. The LIPS: If the lips are not strong enough, the lips will not stay closed and you will learn a really bad habit of breathing through your mouth instead of your nose.

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We will not go into all the reasons that you must learn to rest your tongue in the proper spot and you must learn to ONLY breathe through your nose to OPTIMIZE your HEALTH. Come see us to learn more.