Archive for December, 2015

Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction

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.

Have Orofacial Myology disorders hereditary physical components?

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.

Orofacial Myology condition arises “out of the blue”

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?

ankyloglossia ASHA certified orofacial myologists decision to quit diastema Dr. Robert Mason drooling freeway space frenectomy habituation hyoid bone IAOM incisive papilla lack of expressive language lingual frenum lip licking habit lip strength lisp lower alveolar ridge malignant sleep apnea myofunctional therapy Myo Manual narrow palate open bite oral motor orofacial myofunctional disorders orofacial myology orofacial myology treatment palatal expander post frenectomy quick tongue tie assessment restricted lingual frenum sleep apnea speech language pathologist sucking habits suctioning thumb thumb sucking TMJ tongue exercises tongue protrusion tongue thrust tongue tie tongue to spot unplugging the thumb