Do I focus on front, middle and back of tongue?
I evaluated a two year old girl today who already has overjet and an anterior open bite with a high palate due to her thumb sucking. Would you use your program with a child this young?
Is it acceptable to teach a client about tongue to spot even if he’s wearing a retainer he can take out?
Is it acceptable to teach a client about tongue to spot even if he’s wearing a retainer he can take out? I sent him home to do TTS exercises without wearing his retainer, but if he wears a retainer most of the day will that have a negative effect?
…few very simple exercises that an older three year old could do just to get used to having a clear airway and a tongue that finally doesn’t have to hang down or forward or out in order to try to increase airway space.
…we had the choice of two different mouth props, depending upon the client’s needs.
I think that 3 days post frenectomy should be the maximum amount of time to wait to initiate treatment under most circumstances.
My student went 9 consecutive days, and the night before his 10th, he didn’t wear “sockie” because he didn’t think he needed it anymore. Needless to say, he put his hand in his mouth during the night.
The problem with ENT assessments of airway interference is that most of the time, the physician looks at the anatomy and then presumes about the functions involved.
OMDs are, most often, habit patterns or adaptations that develop because of specific and abnormal morphological characteristics of the head and neck area, some of which may be inherited.
Does a tongue thrust ever just “develop” after a client has been in braces for a period of time? Or it is more likely that the tongue thrust was present but just undetected until a certain time? Or would it depend upon the occlusion and other factors?