Do patients ever need orthognathic surgery to get the best possible health outcome?
No. Our philosophy is to ALWAYS seek the least invasive treatment technique available to address the issues our patients need help with. But sometimes surgery will be the best outcome for health reasons We also believe that a team approach works best.
Specific exercises are deployed to posture the tongue properly and position the jaws more optimally. When effective Oral Myofacial Therapy can help patients relieve symptoms and improve overall health and wellness without more intrusive treatments.
Think of Oral Myofacial Therapy as physical therapy for the tongue, teeth, jaws and face.
For some, a referral to a co-specialist may be the best course of action, We work with many health professionals including involvement with an, osteopathic DO, nutritionist, ENT physician, oral myofunctional therapy (OMT).
For each patient, we fully assess treatment goals in light of any current acute or chronic physiological conditions.