Here is a pretty good before and after picture of a lady that changed her tongue posture resulting in facial changes after 2 years. In short, she resolved her tongue tie problem and did Myofunctional Therapy. (retraining of the oral muscles)
I’ve been on a business trip this whole week so haven’t had chance to blog but wanted to make a quick post to share this case study.
Her site: http://www.happykansasfaces.com/blog
Traveling is interesting because at the airports and on plane you can observe many different faces and people’s postures. Most adults have learned to keep their mouth closed but what is their posture when people aren’t around? Since the face tells the story, and in many faces you can see a history of open mouth posture. As I observed people walk to their terminals I could see more instances where people had their mouth slightly open versus just sitting with people around.
On the plane when people are sleeping almost upright, mouths are falling open. I am pretty sure mine remained closed because of all the gum chewing and pushing the posterior tongue up practices. I tried both upright seat and slightly tilted down, and def think sitting upright makes the posterior tongue posture easier even while sleeping. I thought what if someone begins sleeping upright everyday will that yield even faster results? of course it’s not very feasible because of comfort issue and I guess if the head tilts down completely not sure if that’s good for the tongue posture, well probably not very good for the neck.
Tongue posture made me immune to headaches on the plane. I also made another pretty shocking discovery. I used to get really bad head aches when the plane begins to descend because of the pressure changes, and my ears would be full of pressure forever. But this past week, I never got the usual headache even once… I think this is a sign that something is changing within the cranium because of all the posterior tongue posture I’ve been doing. And the pressure build up was hardly noticeable. They say correct swallowing pattern and good tongue posture clears out the inner ear and the child is less likely to develop ear infections.
Come to think of it, as a child I remember this one instance I got a real bad ear infection. I must of been like 5 or younger, I remember because it was so painful.
I def think there is a connection between tongue posture and why I suddenly became immune to the plane head aches, and it wasn’t a fluke because I’ve been on 4 planes this week so far and not once did I get the headache where as before it was every time.
Her results are good but what if they can be better when pushing the posterior tongue, when I was briefly trained in Oral Myology I was never taught about the posterior.
Recently I am starting to get some flow of readers that write to me about their positive changes they are noticing since reading my blog, some with pictures and in relatively short period.
It is becoming more and more convincing just how much our faces are affected by oral posture, function, and muscle tone.