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Am I Too Old for Tongue Thrust Therapy or Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT)?

January 2017

Sarah Smith

My patient, Sarah, age 30 years, sent me this selfie photo when her orthodontic braces were removed. Look at that gorgeous smile!

“Am I too old for tongue thrust therapy or Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?”

I get asked this question everyday and the answer is, “Absolutely Not!”

The oldest patient I have seen for orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) has been 76 years of age!

Like any other exercise based treatment program, it’s effective for patients of almost any age but I have found success is dependent upon two main ingredients:


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