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When to Begin Therapy

The success of therapy for swallowing patterns, tongue thrust, proper lip and tongue rest posture, and oral habits depends on the maturity, attention span, and attitude of the patient. Generally, most children are mature enough to begin therapy at around age six; however, all ages can benefit. Therapy will facilitate orthodontic treatment and may prevent orthodontic relapse.

Duration of therapy depends on the severity and nature of the disorder. In most cases, therapy is a short-term process with the active stage of treatment lasting about three to six months. Afterward, less frequent follow-up visits may be required over a period of six to twelve months.

Motivation is the key for all ages and knowing this, we make therapy “fun,” particularly for the younger patient. Children, teenagers, and even adults have corrected and retrained poor muscle habits with the help of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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