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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.
Pre and Post Frenectomy Therapy
Tongue ties are the most common misdiagnosed and untreated oral conditions that can lead to abnormal facial development and breathing if not treated early.
Seema specializes in diagnosing tongue and lip ties as well as other tethered oral tissues. Once a diagnosis is made, Pre Frenectomy Myofunctional Therapy is initiated to begin increasing mobility and strength of the tongue for a more successful surgery. Once myofunctional therapy clearance is given, the patent is referred to a frenectomy provider. The frenectomy procedure is followed by further myofunctional therapy to regain proper function of the tongue and obtain correct rest posture of the tongue in the mouth.
After a frenectomy the tissue under the tongue can reattach if not stretched and exercised correctly.
Exercises are given to promote tongue strength, mobility, and to establish a correct resting posture.
Myofunctional therapy is like rehabilitation post surgery, after any other surgery in your body you would do rehabilitation therapy...why not do the same for your tongue?
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 four appointments over three 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.
Our therapy is non-invasive, uses no drug therapy or appliances. Patients are given exercises that take about 5 minutes 3 times a day.
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 $130 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.