An 11 year old with a severe lateral lisp, this young woman presented with constant allergies, mouth breathing, long face syndrome with asymmetry of both face and eyes and poor head/neck/body posture. She had many poor habit patterns such as lip-biting, cheek-biting and leaning, poor sleep postures and a dental crossbite to the right due to a right unilateral swallowing pattern.

With therapy, we were able to achieve muscle harmony to bring the lower jaw to center. A two year follow-up shows gradual changes to her bite. The patient reports an 80% reduction in allergies. She now habitually breathes through her nose. Her facial form is now balanced and posture, dramatically improved. She stopped all poor habits and was able to correct her lisp completely with just three private speech therapy visits.

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