Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Q: If an unresolved airway issue is suspected, should it be addressed before or after the initiation of orthodontic treatment for an anterior open bite? A: The suspicion of an unresolved airway issue should be addressed before the orthodontic treatment is initiated, or soon after. Removing braces following closure of an anterior open bite in
Saturday, 14 September 2019
OROFACIAL MYOLOGY Questions and Answers ABSTRACT Several frequently asked questions about orofacial myology are asked and answered. Additional questions and concerns are addressed in other topics included on this website, especially those topics directed toward parents. WHAT IS OROFACIAL MYOLOGY? Orofacial myology is a specialized sub-specialty with either speech-language pathology or dentistry, especially dental hygiene,
Friday, 13 September 2019
PARENT CONCERNS – A 3 Year Old Child With Tongue Thrusting and Open Bite ABSTRACT A parent question about a 3 year old with tongue thrusting and an anterior open bite is responded to. PARENT QUESTION: Our 3 year old son had an initial dental evaluation by our family dentist. He told us that our
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Anterior Open Bite Reopened Approximately One Year Following Orthodontic Treatment Q: Dr. Bob: I have a question for you regarding a statement made by a referring orthodontist regarding a 16 year old female patient. The patient originally underwent orthodontic treatment (completed at age 14) which included palatal expansion, corrected posterior cross bite/crowding and extraction of
Friday, 15 December 2017
Q: Are SLP-A’s permitted to take training with you? A: Our QOM, Qualification in Orofacial Myology is going to be open to SLP-As very soon. We are making final arrangements to adjust the course to suit their permitted responsibilities and are looking forward to welcoming SLP-As along with SLPs, RDHs, DDSs and Orthodontists. We also
Saturday, 15 July 2017
Q: Parents often ask me which Sippy Cup to use. Are the ones with straws better? A: Because there are so many types of Sippy Cups, I have created a video on our website under the Media Button that deals specifically with that topic. You’ll learn that the length, width, hardness, and much more are
Sunday, 30 December 2012
I am curious how you bill for therapy. Do you charge per session or do you offer a complete package which includes everything.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
The child has a geographical tongue. When I completed his oral motor examination, the spots look as if he bit his tongue or the spots looks like he burned his tongue. The child has difficulty with tongue elevation and limited lateral movement.
Monday, 10 December 2012
Hello! I have a question, mostly about timing and involvement with a client and ortho needs…..but there is a secondary issue, as well. She has a high arched and narrow palate from digit sucking…..I’ll address this in a minute……so, what I see is good tip to spot, but she wants to “hang” the rest of
Friday, 30 November 2012
My interest is more concerning: I have a new diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (hypopneas, actually), in which the MD believes that the base of tongue is falling into the airway (and per a recent laryngoscopy, my airway is small). When I was a child, an orthodontist offered to clip it, but I wasn't having any difficulty with speech, and I hadn't really figured out that my childhood sleep disruption was apnea until all these decades later.