Correct Oral Rest Posture

Lips closed and the tongue tip is resting gently on the front roof of your mouth. The rest of the tongue fall down and away from the back of the mouth. The teeth are slightly apart and you are breathing through your nose.

What happens when you don't have correct oral rest posture?

  1. High narrow palate

  2. Abnormal facial structures and asymmetry

What causes improper oral rest posture?

  1. Tethered oral tissues, also known as a tongue tie

  2. Allergies

  3. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids

  4. Prolonged thumb/finger sucking or extended pacifier or bottle or sippy cup use

Learn more about how oromyofunctional therapy can help you or your loved on achieve correct oral posture.

Contact Speech Language Voice & Swallowing PLLC today to get your questions answered.

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