Q: Dr. Mason, are there specific things I can do as an orofacial myologist to help prevent relapse?
A: There are three contributions that an orofacial myofunctional clinician can make to counter post-orthodontic relapse. They are:
1) to achieve and stabilize a lips-together rest posture and a nasal mode of breathing;
2) to make sure that the vertical dimension of occlusion at rest (the freeway space) is normal, and;
3) to insure that the tongue does not rest interdentally
An orofacial myologist help prevent post orthodontic relapse