This is why Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic refers all patients to an Allergist AND ENT on her team who understand OMDs before any orofacial myofunctional therapy is ever initiated. In her almost 44 years of specializing in OMDs, she has learned the PRIMARY cause of OMDs is unresolved nasal airway issues and habit with reduced muscle strength – not tongue ties. She works on habit and reduced muscle strength but needs to know if any airway issues are present which must be addressed before she ever initiates any therapy. She never wants to get caught up in treating the EFFECT and ignoring the CAUSE or she would be setting her patients up for failure which she refuses to do!
A great visual of how tonsils and adenoids block and restrict nasal airways and can displace the tongue resulting in an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) of an incorrect oral rest posture.
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