Benefits of Tongue retraining
Tongue reeducation is used to treat pathological, aesthetic or social repercussions generated or induced by lingual dysfunctions. By correcting these dysfunctions early, reeducation has a preventive effect.
Alone or in combination with other treatments, lingual reeducation provides lasting results. It is important for short- and long-term health.
A beautiful dentition
Teeth naturally place themselves at the balance of forces between the tongue on the one hand and the cheeks and lips on the other. This balance ensures that excessive forces are not induced that could reduce the alveolar bone and cause loosening. Lingual reeducation makes it possible to maintain or, if necessary, restore a position of the teeth in physiological occlusion (well aligned, well meshed). In this way, it promotes and stabilizes the results of orthodontic treatments. Well aligned teeth are both a gain in self-confidence and a guarantee of better long-term health.
A good chewing
Effective chewing helps to keep teeth well aligned and firmly implanted. It also has a positive impact on the transit of food through the digestive tract. Lingual reeducation facilitates proper chewing of food and promotes digestion!
The improvement of phonation
Following lingual reeducation, the tongue remains immobile during the articulation of words, except for the dental consonants (L), (N), (D) and (T). No more tongue between your teeth, no more lisping or hissing!
A harmonious face
Poor tongue function is often associated with unbalanced facial growth and asymmetries. Correcting the functions of the tongue helps to restore a harmonious position of the facial features and can help to increase the person’s confidence. Good muscle function can also lead to a melting of the double chin.
Better oral hygiene and good breath
Food tends to get inserted between the teeth and the tongue cannot clean them when they are not properly aligned. When the tongue is reeducated, it can dislodge food in the corners of the mouth because the teeth remain aligned. Brushing is also more effective, and hygiene improved… the risk of cavities is then considerably reduced. Finally, the lower number of bacteria reduces the risk of bad breath.
The posture of the head is related to breathing, lingual functions and temporomandibular articulation. It impacts the posture of the rest of the body. The treatment of tongue dysfunctions has a lasting beneficial impact on the posture of the head and body. Indeed, physiological breathing induces a straightening of the posture of the head and body and helps to increase self-confidence.
A good breath
A properly functioning tongue widens and keeps the palate wide. The palate being the floor of the nasal cavities, they also widen, promoting breathing through the nose! Problems related to breathing through the mouth (infections, allergies, bad breath, cf. oral breathing) can then be avoided. A more toned tongue can also improve the passage of air through the nose by stretching the muscles of the velum.
A more restful sleep
The re-educated tongue will position itself correctly in the mouth. Its muscles, which are more toned, lose volume and will no longer lean or collapse backwards and hinder the passage of air during sleep. This can significantly reduce snoring and sleep apnea in adults and children. The tongue is the guardian of a restful sleep.
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