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Children whose mouth breathing is untreated my develop long, narrow faces, narrow mouths, high palatal vaults, dental malocclusion (crooked teeth), gummy smiles and many other unattractive facial features.
Mouth breathers may be prone to:
Tongue thrusting is also called a reverse swallow or immature swallow. It is when the tongue protrudes through the front teeth during swallowing, speaking, and while the tongue is at rest.
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Thumb/finger sucking is a habit usually formed in childhood and can carry on into adulthood. It is usually stopped early on in life to prevent tooth misalignment, open bites and various other issues.
CROOKED TEETH = CROOKED AIRWAY!
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Each treatment plan is individual and a set number of treatments is not given as it may take some longer than others to regain correct oral function. The cost per appointment can range from $175 to $275 per visit. We do not direct bill insurance companies but do provide receipts with dental coding for you to submit to your insurance company.
An in depth initial assessment is performed on the first visit to identify any Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) that may exist, and determine an appropriate time to start therapy.
The length of therapy required varies from one individual to the next. The severity of the OMD and the willingness and compliance of the individual in the program all affect how long therapy will last.
If the individual has a negative oral habit, the habit elimination program is completed prior to initiating the Myofunctional Program.
The Habit Elimination Program
This program is designed to help your child quit negative oral habits such as thumb/finger sucking, and nail biting in a positive and fun manner without the use of punitive habit appliances.
It typically consists of three appointments over four weeks with the majority of patients eliminating the habit in the first week.
Therapy may begin with children as young as 4 years old.
This program is designed to build confidence and self esteem and is extremely effective.
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