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Part 1 of three posts showing the improvement of 10 year- 11 month old boy, was enrolled in a Mini-Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy program.

September 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drfranklin @ 10:57 am

This 10 year- 11 month old boy, was enrolled in a Mini-orofacial Myofunctional Therapy program created by Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic consisting of ONLY TWO EXERCISES ONCE A DAY using the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE and NO tongue therapy, NO swallowing therapy, NO busy work. Initially, his exhibited a chronic open mouth posture and low, forward resting posture of his tongue. His dentist had used a tongue reminder appliance which did not work because it’s purpose is to keep the tongue away from the teeth but doesn’t close the lips or teach the tongue where it should rest or address any nasal airway concerns. He presented with a chronic open mouth and low resting posture of his tongue in the first photo and when asked to close his lips in the second photo, lip tension and a hyperactive mentalis muscle or dimpling in his chin as well as a cut off chin in his profile photo was exhibited. After evaluations by an ENT and Allergist to ensure he is able to achieve a patent nasal airway on a consistent basis, he was enrolled in therapy for 17 visits over a 13 month period. Look at the improvement in his facial shape, lips, chin, profile . It works!!!
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