Do you clench or grind your teeth?
Do you mouth breathe, snore or have sleep apnea?
Do you have Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) pain or limited range of motion in your jaws?
Do you suffer from regular migraines or headaches?
Do you have swallowing or speech difficulties?
Are you experiencing any orthodontic relapse (i.e. after having your braces off, your teeth have started becoming crooked again)?
If your answer to any of these questions is "Yes", then you have come to the right place! Contact me below.
After the age of 18, most people's skeletons are fully grown and not much change happens. Unfortunately, when the tongue is not resting in the right place, it can change teeth, jaws, body posture and much more. Studies are showing now that having your tongue in the wrong place in your mouth can cause you to mouth breathe, have crooked teeth, have tension headaches, have TMJ pain, snore and have sleep apnea. Correcting the tongue's resting posture (along with other referrals as needed) can help you to achieve better sleep, better breathing and overall better health.
Let's get personal. These are pictures of my upper lip tie and of my posterior tongue tie. I also tend to have enlarged tonsils (not pictured). These structural issues have impacted how my teeth and jaws have developed over the years, leading to the picture of my current bite (Class II div 2 malocclusion with overjet). Correcting these issues will now cost me thousands of dollars and potentially a couple of surgical interventions. I wish my parents had known about this when I was little!
There are numerous podcasts and books available to help you learn more about tethered oral tissues (TOTs) and orofacial myofunctional disorders. Here are some of my favorites!
Tongue-Tied (book) by Richard Baxter (https://read.amazon.ca/kp/embed?asin=B07FC4HZXX&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_CD2T6NF926P3TE5B3NAT)
Here are some additional links that will help you to explore and discover more about this area.
My name is Kaylene French and I run my own private practice with a limited number of hours, in order to deliver quality services to my clients. I provide assessments and therapy sessions. Please contact me if you have any questions.