Misaligned teeth are one of the most commonly prevalent dental problems in children. Three out of four children have improperly developing jaws and crooked teeth.
Studies show jaw discrepancies and overcrowding of teeth in children may be related to the way they breathe or swallow. Orofacial myofunctional disorders such as tongue tie, tongue thrust, improper pattern of swallowing or abnormal resting posture of the tongue can contribute to the malocclusion.
Orthodontics alone may not help!
Habits such as tongue thrusting can result in the tongue muscles exerting a huge amount of force on the teeth and mouth, causing alterations in the normal structure. Some studies show the tongue muscles can exert up to 500 grams of force while just 1.4 grams is enough to cause misalignment of teeth.
If you have myofunctional disorders, you may not benefit from orthodontic treatment alone. These patterns of abnormal swallowing or tongue thrusting slow down your orthodontic treatment, keeping your braces on for a longer time. Also, without addressing your myofunctional disorder, the continued pressure of the tongue might move your teeth again after taking braces off (orthodontic relapse).
Why Orofacial myofunctional therapy is the ideal solution
The myofunctional therapy is designed to achieve enhanced results from orthodontics while it also helps prevent a relapse once the treatment is complete. The therapy addresses and corrects the underlying causes of misalignment of teeth with specialized exercises that correct the resting posture of the tongue giving long lasting pleasing results.
My comprehensive orofacial myofunctional therapy is tailored to each individual to bring lasting improvement in disorders including tongue thrust, tongue tie and abnormal resting and swallowing patterns. All of my customized therapy programs are also available online! No matter where you live on the globe, you can easily access my myofunctional therapies.
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