The tongue's position when swallowing can be an important indication of a person's health, and it can impact the way they look and speak. Luckily, an abnormal tongue position can be corrected with myofunctional therapy, a specialized training process that ensures a future of good health and a pleasing smile despite having a developmental condition.
This form of therapy is a method of exercising the mouth and facial muscles to correct a deviated swallow – often referred to as "tongue thrust." The condition can be found in adults and children with special needs and speech disorders, as well as in people with misaligned teeth. Myofunctional therapy is ultimately customized for the individual based on age, allowing the patient to swallow correctly as time goes on.