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This 20 year old female patient is wearing a “tongue reminder” habit appliance. IS IT WORKING?

October 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drfranklin @ 11:45 am

These Tongue Reminder Habit appliances do not work. You will notice the patient still exhibits an incorrect resting posture of her tongue against or between the teeth and an open mouth rest posture. In an attempt to avoid the punishment of the appliance, she rests her tongue UNDER the appliance thus increasing the vertical freeway space dimension, leading to further posterior eruption and lip incompetence. Tongue Reminder Habit appliances do not close the lips or address nasal airway problems or teach the correct oral rest posture for the tongue. I have found that dentists who still recommend these appliances are unaware that International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists like Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic orofacial myofunctional therapy is extremely effective in modifying the oral habit problems without the need for punitive appliances! Call 972-233-1312 for elimination of an incorrect oral rest posture of the tongue and lips and no harmful appliances. #nomoretonguereminders








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