Reeducation is the best solution to correct lingual dysfunctions in a sustainable way. The purpose of this treatment is to restore the physiological functions and positions of the tongue. The resulting new balance of forces in the mouth will allow a stable position of the teeth and functioning of the upper airways over time.
The mode of action consists in training and guiding the tongue to correct positions in function and at rest with repeated exercises. Changing tongue automatisms is a long-term task. Indeed, it is necessary to act day and night to obtain conscious and unconscious effects. It is about “reprogramming” the nervous system, to work only the right muscles. This requires time and consistency.
There are mechanisms in place to support this reeducation. For optimal and long-lasting effectiveness, it is necessary that contacts between tongue, teeth and palate are disturbed as little as possible by these devices, including during sleep.
Reeducation aims to 1) restore the physiological functions of the tongue muscles: some are stimulated, others are hindered 2) to ensure that these physiological functions become automatic, day and night. This is the best way to effectively and permanently treat disorders caused by lingual dysfunctions. Depending on the age and individual profiles of the persons, this reeducation will be long.
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Benefits of tongue reeducation
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.To know more
THe Tongue Right Positioner
The Tongue Right Positioner (TRP) is an oral medical device that aims to stimulate the tongue to adopt a position and functions compatible with mature swallowing by restoring the balance of pressure from the muscles of the tongue. The daily use of the TRP during the night allows a continuous action of the device on the tongue and makes it a particularly effective tool for the reeducator.To know more
In parallel with reeducation, support in nutrition and physical activity can increase muscle tone and thus help to limit the harmful consequences of lingual dysfunctions.
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WHO TO CONSULT?
In order to treat tongue dysfunctions, care by trained health professionals is essential. Here’s how to do it.TO KNOW MORE