Orofacial Fitness

Nerissa Boggan, RDH, BSDH
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
Sleep and Breathing Educator

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

Often abbreviated as OMDs, orofacial myofunctional disorders may interfere with the muscles and functions of the face and mouth used for eating, talking, and breathing. OMDS interfere with normal growth and development of the muscles and bones of the face and mouth on growing children & teenagers. Adults may suffer from OMDs too.

Orofacial Myology complements orthodontic treatment, where addressing and managing the muscle imbalances that cause crooked teeth can achieve more stable long term results. In children, this will help to avoid extractions or more invasive jaw surgery at a later stage.
While it’s true that Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy works best in younger people, it holds many benefits for people in all ages suffering from sleep apnea, bruxism, TMJ, or any other OMDs.


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About Nerissa Boggan

Nerissa is a Myofunctional Therapist, Sleep and Breathing Educator, and she has worked in the Dental Hygiene field for over 25 years.

She is a presenter on Sleep, Healing, and Recovery as a fundamental element of self-care practice at the Advance Peace National Violence Interrupter and Community Healing Bootcamp Academy by supporting improved Health span and Life span of emergency first responders, violence interrupters, and community mediators  from around the country. These credible messengers are working to build healthier, safer and more just communities by transforming the lives of individuals at the center of gun violence- HEALING COMMUNITIES.