Orthodontic problems are often caused by imbalances and abnormal behaviours of the muscles of our lips, cheeks and tongue. Of special concern is how we rest our tongue when we are not eating, speaking or swallowing.
These abnormal behaviours are most commonly caused by:
These abnormal behaviours cause orthodontic problems, complicate orthodontic treatment and most importantly, can greatly increase stability concerns for the final orthodontic result.
Perrin Orthodontics has an in-house Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist that can help, through a series of prescribed exercises, normalize your breathing pattern and the behaviour of your lip, cheek and tongue muscles. This can reduce orthodontic treatment complexity and increasing orthodontic stability.