Our goal is to help people understand about the often ignored, but VERY important, role of the TONGUE in our OVERALL HEALTH!
We want to help CHILDREN normalize resting postures of the tongue, lips, and jaw so that healthy facial, dental, and nasal development can occur naturally, which in turn creates a healthy airway and great sleep!
For ADULTS we can help correct resting postures to alleviate pain and improve breathing and sleeping! We see patients in-person in North Carolina AND online in NC, IL, GA, MO, & AZ!
This video explains how a child's face needs to grow forward in order for her to have a fully grown airway. Certain types of orthodontic treatment stunt the growth of children's faces, and as a result, these children end up with disrupted breathing and sleep apnea for the rest of their lives.
Video by www.righttogrow.org
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Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are compensations we have adopted due to some kind of disruption within the development of the face, airway, and eruption of the teeth. These may include:
Thumb and finger sucking habits
A habit of resting with the lips apart
Mouth breathing due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids
The tongue resting forward and low between or against the teeth
Other harmful oral habits