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Information for Dental Providers

orthodentist1Dentists & Orthodontists play a critically important role in identifying patients who could benefit from Orofacial Myology therapy. Dentists & Orthodontists are presented with the effects of tongue thrust swallowing, prolonged thumb/finger sucking and pacifier use in children routinely in their practice. Palatal formation can be affected and open bites develop as a result of these habits. Other observations seen by a dentist that a tongue thrust swallow pattern may result in, include but are not limited to open rest mouth posture, anterior and posterior open bites, Class II and Class III occlusions, overjet, information1crossbites, high narrow palatal arch, bruxing, clenching, muscular TMD, chapped lips or lip wedging, limited openings, chronic cheek biting, drooling and trouble wearing dentures. It is Cherry Creek Orofacial Myology’s goal to establish correct lip, tongue and jaw rest and functional patterns and to work in conjunction with dentists and orthodontists in the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial disorders. Cherry Creek Orofacial Myology can develop a program that will establish the correct rest and functioning patterns for the lip, tongue and jaw which will help achieve a more homeostatic environment to insure the restorative and orthodontic treatments.

Dentists & Orthodontists can find out more about working with Cherry Creek Orofacial Myology by contacting us or by requesting a Lunch & Learn for your office and staff.