Saturday, 19 February 2011
A 4 year old client of mine had a frenectomy at the end of the school year. I didn’t see him over the summer but he was seen by someone else. He was not cooperative with the other therapist for oral motor exercises.
Wednesday, 09 February 2011
My 3 1/2 year old daughter sucks her thumb..... A dentist separately mentioned possible frenectomy. Can you recommend someone near us to discuss these issues with?
Monday, 18 October 2010
I was recently referred a case where there is an obvious need for a frenectomy, she is 9 and is getting an expander TOMORROW. I need to decide to recommend she get the surgery now and take my chances with the rehab...
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Post frenectomy, the goals include being able to move the tongue horizontally (in and out) without touching the lower lip or teeth or seeing any lip involvement. I recommend 3Way Mouth Props as the tool to keep the mandible stable as the client learns the movement/excursion. Then the prop is slowly removed. Also, the client should be able to move from lip corner to lip corner, again without any extraneous mandibular movement.
Wednesday, 03 March 2010
I have a client whose frenulum looks very deep in her tongue and her tongue may be restricted, but I am not sure if it is a big deal. I used the QTT range of motion scale, and she could open her mouth wide open 50 (cm?); when her tongue was to the spot she