Frequently Asked Questions

Get to Know Charlotte Myo: Your Questions Answered

Orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) is a specialized exercise based therapy approach that focuses on the muscles and functions of the face, mouth, and tongue. It aims to correct improper oral habits, improve oral muscle strength and coordination, and optimize oral function for enhanced overall health and well-being.

Orofacial myofunctional therapy can benefit individuals of all ages, from children to adults.At Charlotte Myo we see patients ages 4 yr old into adulthood. Every patient has their own unique symptoms related to myofunctional disorders. The most common reported improvements are

  1. – sleep quality
  2. -ability to nasal breathe
  3. -less tmj, head and neck pain tension and headaches.
  4. -Improvement with allergies and breathing,
  5. -better chewing, swallowing and digestion
  6. -decrease in oral habits such as nail biting and thumb sucking
  7. -speech improvement
  8. -less grinding/ clenching
  9. -prevention of orthodontic relapse
  10. . It can also be beneficial for individuals seeking to improve their oral hygiene, overall facial appearance, and general well-being.

During an orofacial myofunctional therapy session, a trained therapist will assess your oral habits, muscle function, and swallowing patterns. They will then design a customized treatment plan that may include exercises, techniques, and behavioral modifications to address specific concerns. Therapy sessions typically involve one-on-one guidance, education, and practice to promote proper muscle function and establish healthy oral habits.

The duration of orofacial myofunctional therapy can vary depending on individual needs and treatment goals. Some clients may achieve desired results in a few months, while others may require ongoing therapy over a longer period. Regular attendance and adherence to the therapist’s recommendations outside of sessions can contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the therapy process.

Getting started with orofacial myofunctional therapy is easy. Simply contact our practice to schedule an initial consultation.

During orofacial myofunctional therapy, certain tools and supplies are utilized to aid in exercises and facilitate progress. To ensure a seamless therapy experience, we provide a comprehensive therapy kit that includes the necessary tools. Replacement therapy kits are available for purchase at a reasonable cost. This ensures that you can continue your therapy progress without interruption and have access to the necessary tools for home practice.

Our goal is to provide you with everything you need to succeed in your orofacial myofunctional therapy journey. The therapy kit, along with ongoing guidance from our therapists, will support your progress and help you achieve optimal results.

How My Process Works

Free Phone Consultation

Free Phone Consultation

Begin your journey by scheduling a free phone consultation with our knowledgeable team. During this call, we will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide initial guidance on how Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) can benefit you or your family.

Comprehensive Evaluation

Comprehensive Evaluation

Following the phone consultation, we will schedule a comprehensive evaluation at our practice. This evaluation will include a thorough assessment of your or your loved one’s orofacial functions, breathing patterns, tongue posture, and overall oral health. Through this evaluation, we will gain valuable insights to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Personalized Treatment Plan

Personalized Treatment Plan

Based on the findings from the comprehensive evaluation, we will develop a customized treatment plan designed to address your unique requirements. This plan will outline the specific therapy techniques, exercises, and strategies to be incorporated into your treatment.

Treatment Sessions

Treatment Sessions

Once the treatment plan is established, we will begin the scheduled therapy sessions. These sessions will be conducted by our experienced and compassionate team, who will guide you through the exercises and techniques aimed at improving orofacial muscle function, swallowing patterns, and breathing habits. Our goal is to empower you or your loved one with the tools and knowledge needed for long-term success.

Progress Monitoring and Support

Progress Monitoring and Support

Throughout your treatment journey, we will monitor your progress closely and make any necessary adjustments to ensure optimal results. We are here to support you every step of the way, providing guidance, answering questions, and celebrating milestones as you and your family thrive with improved orofacial function and overall wellbeing.