Monday, 30 July 2012
Do you measure the upper lip and lower lips separately as part of your initial eval
Monday, 16 July 2012
I went to lunch with an orthodontist here in town and he was asking me if I do much work with clenching. I said it is definitely something that can be addressed with myofunctional therapy. Am I on the right track?
Monday, 09 July 2012
When there appears to be NO current obvious difficulties in the presence of a tight lingual frenulum, should one proceed with frenectomy?
Monday, 02 July 2012
I have a pt (adult) that has lower resting posture and she presses the tip against her lower alveolar ridge which is now causing bone loss. She doesn't thrust so I am strictly working on rest posture. Do you have any recommendation for what exercises I should be using?
Thursday, 24 May 2012
I've just scheduled my first patient!! I am going to see him (9 yr old) next week the 23rd for the initial evaluation/assessment. He is quite developmentally delayed however Dr. William Hang, DDS, an orthodontist. recommended Myofunctional therapy for him.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
The boy only sucks his tongue at night per mom. He had his adenoids out at 3 and sucked a pacifier until 2. He doesn't suck anything besides his tongue now and does not use a sippy cup. He does have an open bite though. Do you have any experience with this or could you give me any pointers?
Tuesday, 08 May 2012
The adaptation is usually seen in the vertical dimension, with the base of the tongue dropping down. The hyoid is a good marker, as it also is in collapsibility studies of sleep apnea patients.
Thursday, 03 May 2012
A patients has been referred who has been treated with head and neck radiation for tonsil cancer. The reason for referral is limited ability to open following the treatment. He did not have surgery. He has severe dry mouth which is being addressed with xylitol gels and lozenges. Any suggestions for treatment exercises is greatly appreciated.