What is Orofacial Myology?
The muscles of the mouth and face are unique and incredibly important. The Orofacial Complex plays an amazing role in life-sustaining tasks, such as eating, drinking and breathing. They allow us to express emotion, speak, sing and smile. These muscles also play an essential role in our growth and development, as well as in our dental and airway health. In fact, the function of these muscles can determine whether or not we have straight, healthy teeth and large, healthy sinuses.
When the muscles of the Orofacial Complex develop atypical patterns over a long period of time, the incorrect muscle adaptations can cause a variety of problems. We consider these problems to be Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders.
OROFACIAL MYOLOGY is the field of study dedicated to the treatment of any atypical patterns of the Orofacial muscles that interfere with normal growth, development and function.
What We Offer
Oral Myofunctional Therapy of York provides individualized treatment to promote optimum Orofacial muscle development, function and harmony. Muscles that REST in the proper position have a positive impact on dental health, speech, swallowing and breathing. CONSULT with us today!
Our practice provides rehabilitation for the following conditions:
There is beautiful potential when two or more influences COLLABORATE for a greater impact. Our passion is to partner with you and other professionals to bring about success. 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.
Partner with us to reach your fullest potential!!
Who We Are
Angie Lehman, RDH, COM®
Angie earned her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1999. She began practicing Orofacial Myology in 2012 and received her Certification from the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) in 2014. She is currently serving as the Recording Secretary for the IAOM. Angie is the owner of Oral Myofunctional Therapy of York (OMT of York).
As a Certified Orofacial Myologist, Angie provides caring, individualized therapy for patients of all ages with Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD’s). She is passionate and enthusiastic about prevention and treatment of the causes of OMD’s rather than just treating the symptoms. Her fun and relaxed approach to the elimination or Oral Habits has proven to be very successful. Her expertise includes Sucking Habit Elimination, Tongue Thrust correction, Oral Rest Posture Therapy and the recognition of tongue and lip ties and their influence on orofacial growth and function. She works in conjunction with, and is well respected by local Dentists and Orthodontists, Speech Pathologists, ENT’s, Lactation Consultants, and other skilled medical professionals. Follow this link to view Angie’s Curriculum Vitae.
Elaine Kump, RDH, COM®
Elaine is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s dental hygiene program. She is a past President and active member of The Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association (PDHA). Elaine began her journey in Orofacial Myology in 2015 and became Certified with the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) in 2020. Elaine loves treating children, teens and adults using her vast knowledge in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Buteyko Breathing.
Karla McCleary, RDH, BS, CSDH, PHDHP
Karla graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene with an emphasis in Health Policy and Administration from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1999. In addition to practicing clinical hygiene, Karla has been a Certified School Dental Hygienist and a Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner at a local school district for many years. She is passionate about prevention and loves working with kids and adults to help them achieve good oral hygiene and total body health. Karla began studying Orofacial Myology in 2020 and is pursuing Certification through the International Association of Orofacial Myology. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association.
Stacey’s voice is the one you will hear when you call our office! You may THINK you are talking to Angie when she answers, though…..their voices sound eerily similar! That’s because, in addition to being a super administrative assistant, Stacey is also Angie’s super “big sister”! Stacey holds a degree in Music Education from Millersville University. She loves interacting with the families that come to our office!