With over twenty years of experience in a number of modalities, our goal is to optimize overall health.
Our mission is to make happy, healthy smiles for a lifetime by promoting proper orofacial growth and development. Our dedication to preventing, identifying and treating OMD's will have you leaving your session feeling confident and excited that your overall health is in great hands.
Myofunctional therapy is a field of study dedicated to the treatment of any atypical pattern that interfere with normal growth, development and function that target the facial and mouth muscles used to speak, chew and swallow. Orofacial myofunctional disorders are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. If left untreated, it may affect directly or indirectly: breastfeeding, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, TMJ movement, oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, facial esthetics, and more.
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Open Mouth Posture
Noxious oral Habits
(Thumb & digit sucking, pacifier, nail biting)
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
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Each therapy program is individualized, as we focus on our patient's need to improve tongue position, oral rest posture and nasal breathing.
Of all the treatment options available, Myofunctional therapy is the least invasive. In many cases, all we're talking about is performing some simple exercises for a few minutes a day. The exercises are relatively simple and absolutely fun!!
Tongue thrust is an abnormal placement of the tongue (front/side) during swallowing. It can create an open bite, cause a relapse in orthodontic treatment and possible lisping. Often times it’s found to exist in those with air way obstruction, Read Article:
Prolonged oral habits displace the lips, tongue and/or jaw from their natural rest posture. Severity of the incorrect muscle function depends on frequency, duration and intensity of the habit.
Tongue tie is a condition of altered tongue mobility due to the presence of restrictive tissue between the undersurface of the tongue and the floor of mouth. When there is such a restriction it could impair optimal oral functions. Some examples are speech, chewing & swallowing. Read Article:
Lip incompetence is an inability to maintain a lips together, closed mouth posture at rest and showing strain in the muscles around the face when a lip seal is attempted. Possible causes: Allergies, deviated septum, tongue thrusting, weak muscle tone, digit sucking, enlarged tonsils or adenoids, sleep disorders. This condition can obstruct your airway, leading to chronic mouth breathing. Read Article:
Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) may be caused by too much strain on the jaw joints and the muscle group that controls chewing, swallowing, and speech. This may be due to teeth grinding, injury to the jaw, head, or neck, or arthritis. Symptoms may include jaw pain, headaches, earaches, limited mouth motions, and jaw clicking, popping, or locking. Read Article:
Scientists and doctors have realized that not only is sleep apnea far more widespread than we ever knew, but the health concerns around it are more alarming than we imagined. For example, did you know that sleep apnea in children is actually quite common? Or that it has been linked to a number of conditions including ADD/ADHD, reduced IQ, developmental issues, and can even stunt a child’s growth? Read Article:
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The goal of our Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists is to provide customized treatment for you or your child while working with the recommended treatment plan of your dentist, orthodontist, or speech pathologist to collectively achieve the best oral function and balance. Whether we are influencing growth patterns in a developing child, or maximizing muscle function in our adult patients, we want to achieve lasting CHANGE.
Nicole has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She started as a certified dental assistant in general dentistry and head surgical assistant for an oral surgeon in private practice. While working part time as a surgical assistant Nicole earned her AAS in dental hygiene from CUNY Hostos in 2000 and graduated with honors. She was a m
Nicole has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She started as a certified dental assistant in general dentistry and head surgical assistant for an oral surgeon in private practice. While working part time as a surgical assistant Nicole earned her AAS in dental hygiene from CUNY Hostos in 2000 and graduated with honors. She was a member of the English Honors Society during her time at Hostos. Nicole practices dental hygiene in a private pediatric practice and has been on staff there for 20 of her 21 years as dental hygienist. The motivation to educate herself and practice orofacial myology are her two young boys. She took her initial training with the IAOM and continues educating herself in order to grow through conferences, webinars, books, and online forums. Nicole lives in Westchester County NY with her husband, two sons and their dog Ginger.
Hetal, working as a RDH specializing in pediatric and special needs care since 2000. She is also a wife, a mother of two beautiful children and a playful puppy 'Astro'. With over 25 years experience in private practi.ce, Hetal has delivered the highest level of patient care which motivated her to get her training in Orofacial Myofunction
Hetal, working as a RDH specializing in pediatric and special needs care since 2000. She is also a wife, a mother of two beautiful children and a playful puppy 'Astro'. With over 25 years experience in private practi.ce, Hetal has delivered the highest level of patient care which motivated her to get her training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy by one of the leading member of IAOM, Kimberly Benkert. Introductory course was followed by extensive training, advanced courses, workshops and webinars. hope to be collaborating with many other professionals in this journey. I truly enjoy helping patients get into an optimal overall life with good oral rest posture and achieve mature swallow patterns .Hetal earned her education in dental hygiene from New York University School of Dentistry with honors.
Oral rest posture. Where is your tongue resting right now?
Swallowing or Feeding Issues? High Palate or Tongue Tie?
Mouth breathing and it's impact on craniofacial growth and development
Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorder Breathing
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