This post is Part 1 of three posts showing the improvement of a 46 year old female patient referred by the talented orthodontist, Dr. Evan Wilson at Wilson Orthodontics . The goal of Traditional Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is to support orthodontic treatment by eliminating the Cause which is an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder consisting of an incorrect oral resting posture of the tongue and lips and incorrect swallowing pattern which is caused primarily by nasal airway problems and habit with reduced muscle strength. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy can correct habit with reduced muscle strength but a referral to an ENT and Allergist on my team who understand orofacial myofunctional disorders is needed to correct nasal airway problems. Once these professionals have assured me my patients can breathe nasally consistently, they are enrolled in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. Teaching a correct oral rest posture of the tongue and lips and a correct swallowing pattern assists the orthodontist in aligning the teeth and jaws properly and assists stabilization of the orthodontic treatment. It’s a team approach of the patient, orthodontist and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist. Thank you, Dr. Wilson, for referring me this wonderful patient. Part 2 and 3 will be in following posts.
This post is Part 1 of three posts showing the improvement of a 46 year old female patient referred by the talented orthodontist, Dr. Evan Wilson at Wilson Orthodontics.
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