What is Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder? Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. OMDs may affect, directly and/or indirectly, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, temporomandibular joint movement, oral hygiene, the stability of orthodontic treatment, facial esthetics, and more.
Stages and frequency of care vary from individual to individual. From proactive and prev
“Life and death are in the power of the tongue”- Proverb 18:21 This proverb holds true on so many levels. When I spoke to my Rabbi, he shared that this Proverb had to do with speech, “Don’t talk ill about others and about yourself”. We all must watchfully consider the words that come out of our mouths because words can kill. As a myofunctional speech pathologist, my mind began to wander and connect this Proverb to the actual tongue. I cannot agree more that Life and Death