Can adult undergo expansion?
at times her tongue was in and her lisp were together (which suggests to me that there are no nasal breathing issues). Her tonsils were not visible (small???). She seemed to easily be able to breathe through her nose. Parents report that she does snore a little. Her cheeks were pretty “puffy” looking, but she is a young child so it seemed like it could be just a baby face. On the inside of her mouth, her cheeks seemed really “thick”.
“Because you know Phase One, most especially proficiency exam #1, you can build a decent foundation for a patient and then, even if they move or you move, they have the most important basic skills.
Hi Sandra, So glad that you were able to meet with my patient. I have been perplexed about him. His OM issues seem to be compounded by his difficulty with nasal breathing (polyps), poor motor planning, and weak sensation around his lips and tongue. For sure…at the very least! My basic results from exam: 1. […]
I recommended a lingual frenectomy, which was done last week. She is coming back to therapy Wednesday, and I was wondering if there are specific exercises that should be done post-frenectomy to avoid scar tissue from forming.
A nice “flow” of conversation will help to embed that “h” sound within words and phrases rather than just saying it at the beginning.
I am starting a new private practice and I’m looking for a good oral mechanism exam checklist. Do you have one or know of a place that would have one? Thanks, S Hi S, Congratulations on starting up a practice. Being that I have focused on orofacial myology for so many years, my eval is […]
I’ve got her oral habits “fixed” for during the daytime. However, the nighttime is creating a pretty big problem and I’ve racked my brain…
Sometimes a frenum is not short but is still restrictive because of the attachment location on the tongue or onto the lower alveolar ridge.
He presents with decreased lingual movement but does not have an obvious anterior tongue tie. He is unable to stick out his tongue without it resting on his teeth and he cannot click his tongue without moving also moving his jaw. I am really at a loss for how to help him.