Sunday, 15 July 2018
My child is seeing a myofunctional therapist for tongue thrust. Her dentist sent us to someone to teach her to swallow correctly. They are working on having my daughter keep her tongue tip up to the spot behind her upper teeth. She is having a lot of difficulty and they keep spending most of the
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Q: Can you remind me which terms are “antiquated”? I misplaced that page from our course. A: Happy to remind you! Terms such as “reverse swallow,” “tongue thrust,” “deviate swallow,” and similar terms are no longer considered acceptable terms to refer to what is now the specialty area of orofacial myology because this specialty area
Saturday, 31 December 2016
Does a tongue thrust ever just “develop" after a client has been in braces for a period of time? Or is it more likely that the tongue thrust was present but just undetected until a certain time?
Monday, 02 September 2013
Hi, I am 20 years old and have a tongue thrust. I have problems speaking at times, like a slight lisp, or it feels like my tongue is heavy and gets tied up. I was on your website and I would like to know if you have the tongue thrust therapy available to purchase on line?
Sunday, 10 March 2013
Concerned because we have not been able to break her thumb sucking habit, we have been wrapping her thumb with elastic sports bandage which keeps her from sucking as long as she has it on, but as soon as it comes off the thumb goes back in the mouth. Also, when her thumb is wrapped she sucks on her tongue with her hand near her mouth
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Hi Sandra, Things are going well. I currently have about 6 myo patients and really love working with them! I recently asked for the exam, and it came, but I haven’t started it yet . Speaking of questions, I do have this 13-year old girl with a tongue thrust who just can’t seem to
Thursday, 10 January 2013
He must ball up his food and stuff it in his mouth. Additionally, he has a history of drooling, although lately he has saliva pooling at the corners of his lips, rather than overt drooling. He maintains an open mouth resting posture with his tongue inside his mouth, but resting against his lower lip. He has an frontal open bite.
Monday, 27 August 2012
We are English and here in the UK it seems that the practice of Orofacial Myology is non-existent. Our son, who is now 16, has just finished orthodontic work. He is now in retainers but has a tongue thrust problem that we are concerned will detrimentally affect his teeth positioning again.
Monday, 20 August 2012
What can you say to the very adamant orthodontist who strongly believes in the tongue guard even if therapy cannot be initiated with it in place.
Saturday, 16 June 2012
As the above-mentioned article explains, there is a difference between an anterior interdental rest posture of the tongue, and a thrust. Thrusting itself is now viewed as an adaptation to rather than a cause of malocclusion while an anterior rest posture has a strong link to the development of maintenance of some malocclusions.