Washington DC Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy: Pediatric OMT Treatment Announced

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OMT services from Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics are part of the clinic’s recent initiative to help children and toddlers with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs).

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Dr. Jonelle Grant Anamelechi, the clinic’s resident pediatric dentist, offers a comprehensive range of services for children who have OMD symptoms, such as thumb sucking, feeding, speech, sleep apnea, breathing, and eating issues.

OMDs in young children are often caused by issues such as a disruption to their airways, a prolonged sucking habit, or tethered oral tissue which can lead to abnormal positioning of a child’s lip, jaw, or tongue. Without intervention, this can cause long-term problems, including difficulties with speaking, swallowing, and drooling, as well as developmental issues and TMJ disorders.

To give parents early preventive treatments to resolve their child’s OMD, Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers professional OMT sessions.

The OMT services from the clinic incorporate physical therapy-style treatments that retrain a child’s orofacial muscles. These treatments focus on nasal breathing, tongue placement, and proper swallowing to correct a child’s myofunctional problems, which also help correct any associated facial structure misalignments. Further details regarding the Washington clinic’s services can be found at

In addition to their OMD services, the clinic provides laser dentistry services for children who have a tongue-tie or lip-tie that is restricting their movement. Also known as frenectomy, this procedure uses a laser to remove the tie with instant sterilization and minimal discomfort.

Based in Washington DC, the clinic’s services are available for parents throughout the area, including Capitol Hill, Cheverly, Bethesda, Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Brookland, Eckington, Edgewood, Fort Lincoln, and Trinidad. The clinic also provides a range of additional pediatric dentistry services, including a membership plan that offers an affordable annual care solution for parents wanting to maintain their child’s oral health.

When speaking of their services, a spokesperson for Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics said, “From the moment they walk through the door, we want your kids to love it here. We believe happy dental visits lead to healthy smile habits and long-term oral health.”

Interested parties can find more information by visiting

Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics- Washington, DC

2013 Bunker Hill Rd NE

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