5.5 year old palate expansion – one month progress report.
A common problem that parents bring their children in to see us is speech therapy that is not really going anywhere.
What I usually look at is can we restore more normal jaw structure and make more tongue space, and can we restore more normal mobility through myofunctional therapy +/- tongue tie release.
I’m getting a subset of parents report very rapid changes with speech after commencing palate expansion, well before tongue ties are addressed.
This mum shares her observations, and it’s why I think it’s important that the fields of dentistry and speech integrate more in future to help build children’s confidence.
Any orthodontic procedure carries risk, and individual results may vary. Before proceeding with treatment, you should seek a second opinion with specialist orthodontist.