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You Will Not Believe What This Patient’s Dentist Required Him to Wear Following Orthdontics and Jaw Surgery!

August 2017

I love it when my patients come back to see me!

This patient was referred to me in 1989, when he was 34 years old by his maxillofacial surgeon after having undergone orthodontic treatment FIVE times! ( In 1967-1968 and again 1976-1977 in Philadelphia, 1978-1980 in California, 1981-1984 in Dallas, Texas and 1988-1989 in Philadelphia).

When he presented to me for an Orofacial Myofunctional Evaluation in 1989 at age 34 years old, he was wearing upper and lower retainers during the day and you will not believe what he was instructed to wear at night to prevent his orthodontic – surgical treatment from relapsing – this horrific “tongue thrust” appliance!!




Does Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Really Work?

January 2017


As an IAOM Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist specializing in orofacial myofunctional therapy (or what has been referred to as “tongue thrust therapy”) since 1977, I get asked everyday,”Does Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy really work?”

The answer is, “Absolutely!”

I think the best way to demonstrate proof of how Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) really works is to show the long term results of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) through photographs of my patient’s teeth.


Does a “Tongue Thrust” cause anterior open bites?

August 2016

Before & After Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

For years, dentists have told their patients that anterior open bites (bites where there is a gap or opening between the upper and lower front teeth) are created when the tongue is pushed between the front teeth during swallowing known as a “tongue thrust”.

Although the tongue is one of the strongest and most active muscles in the body, does swallowing actually cause dental malocclusions like an anterior open bite?


Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)

May 2016

Before and After Face Photos of OMT Therapy

Here is my beautiful patient, Shay Lowe Shull who shared her experience with Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic and orthodontics at Adams & McBride Orthodontics on her blog, Mix and Match Mama that we posted on April 19, 2016. (http://shullfamily.blogspot.com/2014/09/fifty-two-shades-of-shay-myofunctional.html?m=1)


I love when my patients share their Myofunctional Therapy Journey.

April 2016

One of my precious adult patients, Shay Lowe-Shull, writes about her experience with Myofunctional Therapy in her very successful blog Mix and Match Mama . Read her interesting story here. Dr. George Adams of Adams & McBride Orthodontics is Doctor 17 and Dr Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic is Doctor 18.


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