Heidi Kaczmarek RDH
The Portland Myofunctional Clinic focuses on balance of the orofacial structure. An orofacial dysfunction can contribute to conditions such as sleep apnea and encourage orthodontic relapse.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) has been around for decades and is supported by significant scientific research throughout the world. OMT is just now gaining momentum in the U.S as the public is demanding a shift in our focus on a more holistic approach to health care.
As a myofunctional therapist, I re-train individuals how to rest (tongue and lips), chew, breath and swallow correctly. The teeth, bones and muscles need to work in harmony and often times because of habits in our early years, anatomy (quite often a frenum is to blame), an accident, illness or simply with age we “mis-train” and never again learn proper function and quite possibly our orofacial growth and anatomy is often effected.
At the Portland Myofunctional Clinic we re-educate or re-pattern the oral and facial muscles with therapeutic exercises and a multi-diciplanary approach to your care.