Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic

Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic


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Another example of the awesome results of the Lip Competence Therapy Program created by Dr Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic. Look how this 9 year old boy’s dental occlusion improved in 9 visits over 11 months. No tongue therapy. No swallowing therapy. No speech therapy. No orthodontic work yet! It works!!
Note: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy never takes the place of orthodontic treatment.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: This precious 8 year old girl was enrolled in the Digitsucking Elimination program created by Dr. Honor Franklin of Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic in 2002 and eliminated her thumb sucking habit in 9 visits over 8 months. Look at her improved dental occlusion. Her results were photographed using FILM because Dr. Franklin knew the importance of documenting her results which gives clinicians proof and credibility plus is the best motivator for patients.
The Zickefoose Lip Exerciser - ZLE, created by Bill Zickefoose, founder of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), is now offered in 2 sizes, a thicker one with blue string and a thinner one with pink string. Both cost the same but are used for different patients - age of patient, shortened upper lip, amount of lip tension, etc. The pink string ZLE is used mostly on children and the blue string ZLE is used for older patients but it really depends on the patients' lips because the pink ZLE is also used on adults. The Blue String ZLE is 1mm thicker than the Pink String ZLE. This is the ONLY lip stretching, lip strengthening , lip closure exerciser Dr Honor Franklin of Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic has used for years. Check out Facebook posts on her results as well as her website at honorfranklin.com.

Specializing in the treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders & Articulation Speech Disorders s Happy 40 PLUS Years Work Anniversary!!!

Dr.Franklin is celebrating 40 PLUS YEARS in private practice specializing in the evaluation and treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders in children, adolescents and adults which include an incorrect resting lip and tongue posture, an incorrect swallowing pattern ( known as "tongue thrust"), prolonged non-nutritive sucking habits and related articulation (speech) disorders. She holds the dis

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DentalArt3D. Airway and TMJ. English version. 09/16/2022

DentalArt3D. Airway and TMJ. English version.

This video demonstrates how nasal airway interference can cause orofacial myofunctional disorders that can negatively affect occlusion. A cooperative team comprised of an IAOM Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, ENT, Allergist and Orthodontist are necessary for successful, long term stability of dentition. The primary cause of an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) is nasal airway problems which can be structural ( i.e. enlarged tonsils and adenoids,hypertrophied turbinates,etc) and/or allergies which is why Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic refers all her patients to an exceptional ENT and Allergist who she has worked with and who understand the negative effects that mouth breathing can have on occlusion and facial shapes. Orofacial myofunctional therapy will never be successful until the patient can breathe nasally on a consistent basis year round!

DentalArt3D. Airway and TMJ. English version. http://www.DentalArt3D.com


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Mouth breathing can cause major health problems 09/13/2022

Mouth breathing can cause major health problems

Allergies are the most common cause of nasal airway interference and are considered a Chronic Disease because there is no cure for allergies - you have to learn how to control them. Dr Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic refers all her patients to an Allergist prior to the initiation of any orofacial myofunctional therapy or articulation speech therapy. Read below the major problems that can occur from an inability to be a consistent nasal breather.


Mouth breathing can cause major health problems For some, the phrase "spring is in the air" is quite literal. When the winter snow melts and flowers bloom, pollen and other materials can wreak havoc on those suffering from seasonal allergies, usually causing a habit called "mouth breathing." The physical, medical and social problems associated wi...




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Sinusitis in Texas (and the rest of the United States) is a common problem. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 29 million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis. Remarkably, that’s nearly 13 percent of the entire population.

We hear you asking, What is sinusitis? Quite simply, sinusitis is another name for a sinus infection.

Sinus infections are episodes when the nasal passages become swollen and inflamed. Some episodes of sinusitis are brief while chronic sinusitis lasts from 4 to 12 weeks or longer and often occurs more than 4 times in a single year.

There are a variety of causes of sinusitis, including viruses, bacterial infections, nasal polyps, respiratory tract infections and allergies. Fortunately, there are common signs and symptoms of sinusitis that may indicate you have the condition and should seek treatment.

Sinusitis Symptoms

It’s easy to confuse a common cold with sinusitis. Both can cause a runny and congested nose. However, with a sinus infection or sinusitis, it’s likely that two of the following symptoms are present.

1. Thick Yellow or Green Discharge

You’re familiar with the normal consistency and color of mucus. It’s generally light colored and fairly thin, slippery and viscous. When you have a sinus infection, the discharge from your nose becomes thicker and a darker yellow or green color is common.

2. Headache

A deep, dull, ongoing headache is one of the common signs of a sinusitis. You’ll feel the ache in your cheekbones, forehead and the bridge of your nose. One of the fastest ways to make a sinus headache worse is to move your head quickly from side to side. Ouch!

3. Difficulty Breathing Through Your Nose

Sinusitis can block the ability to breathe through your nose. If you’ve suddenly become a mouth breather and you can’t clear your nose well enough to breathe normally, you may have a sinus infection.

4. Tenderness and Swelling around Your Eyes, Nose, Cheeks and Forehead

A sinus infection often leaves your head feeling like a giant soccer ball that has been kicked around. It feels tender. It feels heavy. Lightly touching your cheeks, nose and forehead causes pain. You need relief and you need it soon.

5. Reduced Sense of Taste and Smell

When your nose is stuffed, it’s difficult to taste and smell the foods you normally love. If you’re wondering if you’re having difficulty tasting and smelling food, order your favorite pizza or cook a favorite dish, preferably one with some spice and aroma. If you can barely smell and taste the food, you may have a sinus infection.

Other less common symptoms include ear pain, nausea, bad breath, cough and sore throat.

If you recognize these sinusitis symptoms—and symptoms consistently last longer than 7 days and occur on a fairly regular basis—it’s time to contact an Allergist and an ENT ( Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist).


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Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) not only assists the orthodontist in achieving a more favorable position of the teeth but also enhances the patients' overall facial appearance as evidenced by this 19 year old female patient of Dr. Adams & McBride Orthodontics. Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD) can have a negative impact on facial development and can cause patients to have what looks like "baby fat" in their faces as seen in the BEFORE photos. It's not "baby fat" but reduced muscle strength. Notice the improvement in her facial shape in the AFTER photos. The corners of the eyes are lifted, no double chin, more relaxed symmetrical lips, chin and jaw - a more attractive appearance! Results like this are another example why IAOM Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists are an important part of the orthodontic team in helping orthodontists achieve successful results.Thank you, Drs. Adams and McBride, for referring this gorgeous, hard working young lady!

Why Are Photographs So Important for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy? - Honor Franklin 08/12/2022

Why Are Photographs So Important for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy? - Honor Franklin

📸 Why are Photographs so important for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy? 📸

Why Are Photographs So Important for Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy? - Honor Franklin I have specialized in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy since 1977 and I feel one of the reasons I have been so successful for 40 years is because I document my patient’s progress through photographs (and videos). To me, the reason why photographs are so important is not only for proof that Orofacia...


WHY DO PATIENTS LICK THEIR LIPS? Look at the dry, chapped lips of this 8 year old male patient. He exhibits an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) consisting of a chronic open mouth posture and low, forward resting posture of the tongue which is caused by compromised airway issues (i.e. allergies, enlarged tonsils & adenoids), habit and reduced muscle strength. When there is an open mouth posture, the lips are constantly dry because they need moisture. Many patients do not like to wear lip balm and will lick their lips which can become an ongoing problem. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists like Dr.Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic are trained to eliminate a lip licking habit and teach a closed lips, nasal breathing, correct tongue rest posture which leads to a more favorable position of the teeth, an improved facial appearance and healthy lips!


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Videos (show all)

Tongue Sucking
Graduation from Thumbsucking!! She did It!!
Happy Birthday, Sullivan Franklin-Mitchell !!!
Before & After OMT
National Martini Day is HERE! 🍸
10 things to never ever forget!




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