Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic

Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic

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Yes, I would recommend Honor. She helped my daughter when Kristin was a teen, even though Kristin didn’t practice as much as recommended. Thanks for working with us.
Carolyn Philpott Pearson
Thanks for the photo !
I've known Dr.Franklin for 50 yrs, she is one of the best doctors in her field. She works with each patient one on one and has a great compassion to strive for the utmost in perfection. I'll give Dr.Franklin a "10"!
I came across some before and after photo's and the results are amazing! I'm wondering what the force is that makes the chin come forward? Also you recommend braces in conjunction right? Some myofunctial therapists (and orthortropics) claim correct posture and habits by itself can straighten teeth and that braces will only work as a break on the wanted facial development. Curious to your professional views.Would appreciate it a lot.
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Specializing in the treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders & Articulation Speech Disorders since 1977! 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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06/25/2021

FUN TIMES!!!🐟🐠🐋

06/25/2021

Guess who caught the most fish???
10 fish! 😄😁🤣

Guess who caught the most fish???
10 fish! 😄😁🤣

06/11/2021

News story in Denver about the 50 year anniversary of Freddie Steinmark’s death. Watch movie My All American for the story of his life and his friendship with @ Bobby Mitchell aka @drrobertmitchelldds

News story in Denver about the 50 year anniversary of Freddie Steinmark’s death. Watch movie My All American for the story of his life and his friendship with @ Bobby Mitchell aka @drrobertmitchelldds

06/11/2021

Happy (belated ) birthday to Papa! 🥳🎂🎉🍰

Happy (belated ) birthday to Papa! 🥳🎂🎉🍰

05/27/2021

This former patient came back to see me in 2016 and 2020 - 31 YEARS and 35 YEARS AFTER SHE GRADUATED from my Formal orofacial myofunctional therapy program!!! Look at that gorgeous smile!!!!

This former patient came back to see me in 2016 and 2020 - 31 YEARS and 35 YEARS AFTER SHE GRADUATED from my Formal orofacial myofunctional therapy program!!! Look at that gorgeous smile!!!!

05/26/2021
05/24/2021

People ask me all the time if Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy works. Here's one of my adult patients referred to me by her orthodontist in 1985. The photos taken in 1985 were using FILM. I knew then how important it was to document my results using photography. The last photos were made digitally and look how her chin and facial shape continues to improve despite the years! I love it when my patients come back to see me!! Here are her photos 35 YEARS later after she graduated!!!!

People ask me all the time if Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy works. Here's one of my adult patients referred to me by her orthodontist in 1985. The photos taken in 1985 were using FILM. I knew then how important it was to document my results using photography. The last photos were made digitally and look how her chin and facial shape continues to improve despite the years! I love it when my patients come back to see me!! Here are her photos 35 YEARS later after she graduated!!!!

05/20/2021

❤️Happy 43 Years Anniversary to my favorite dancing partner! ❤️
Here’s to more years of dancing through life with you! 💃🕺👰‍♀️🤵‍♂️

❤️Happy 43 Years Anniversary to my favorite dancing partner! ❤️
Here’s to more years of dancing through life with you! 💃🕺👰‍♀️🤵‍♂️

05/17/2021

People ask me all the time if Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy really works. Here is one of my adult female patients who was referred to me by her orthodontist in February of 1985 because he was having difficulty stabilizing her bite. She graduated in December of 1984. Her photos were taken 2/85, 6/85 and 12/85 using FILM. I knew then how taking photos was the BEST proof that what I do works! The last set of photos were taken digitally in January of 2020 - 35 YEARS LATER! Look how her bite has stabilized 35 years after she graduated!! I love it when my patients come back to see me so I can document their results. Love my patients and love what I do!!!

People ask me all the time if Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy really works. Here is one of my adult female patients who was referred to me by her orthodontist in February of 1985 because he was having difficulty stabilizing her bite. She graduated in December of 1984. Her photos were taken 2/85, 6/85 and 12/85 using FILM. I knew then how taking photos was the BEST proof that what I do works! The last set of photos were taken digitally in January of 2020 - 35 YEARS LATER! Look how her bite has stabilized 35 years after she graduated!! I love it when my patients come back to see me so I can document their results. Love my patients and love what I do!!!

05/11/2021

This 17 year old male patient was referred by his orthodontist who noticed his bite was opening following orthodontic treatment. After he was evaluated by an Allergist and ENT who understand orofacial myofunctional disorders and the importance of achieving nasal breathing, he was enrolled in the Formal Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy program created by Dr. Honor Franklin that she created after specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders for almost 44 years.
Notice the "spontaneous improvement " that ocurred in his occlusion.

Note: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy never takes the place of orthodontic treatment.

As an IAOM Certified Orofacial Myologist, my job is to assist the orthodontist in aligning the teeth and jaw properly and assist in the stabilization of the teeth during and/or after orthodontic treatment.

#lipsclosed #nasalbreathing #lipclosure #IAOM #orofacialmyofunctionaltherapy #tonguethrust #orofacialmyologist #orofacialmyofunctionaltherapy #restingposture #oralrestposture #dentalmalocclusion #openbite #orthodontics #SLP #tonguethrust

This 17 year old male patient was referred by his orthodontist who noticed his bite was opening following orthodontic treatment. After he was evaluated by an Allergist and ENT who understand orofacial myofunctional disorders and the importance of achieving nasal breathing, he was enrolled in the Formal Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy program created by Dr. Honor Franklin that she created after specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders for almost 44 years.
Notice the "spontaneous improvement " that ocurred in his occlusion.

Note: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy never takes the place of orthodontic treatment.

As an IAOM Certified Orofacial Myologist, my job is to assist the orthodontist in aligning the teeth and jaw properly and assist in the stabilization of the teeth during and/or after orthodontic treatment.

#lipsclosed #nasalbreathing #lipclosure #IAOM #orofacialmyofunctionaltherapy #tonguethrust #orofacialmyologist #orofacialmyofunctionaltherapy #restingposture #oralrestposture #dentalmalocclusion #openbite #orthodontics #SLP #tonguethrust

05/06/2021

A great visual of how tonsils and adenoids block and restrict nasal airways and can displace the tongue resulting in an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) of an incorrect oral rest posture and is why Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic refers all patients to an Allergist AND ENT on her team who understand OMDs before any orofacial myofunctional therapy is ever initiated. In her almost 44 years of specializing in OMDs, she has learned the PRIMARY cause of OMDs is unresolved nasal airway issues and habit with reduced muscle strength - not tongue ties. She works on habit and reduced muscle strength but needs to know if any airway issues are present which must be addressed before she ever initiates any therapy. She never wants to get caught up in treating the EFFECT and ignoring the CAUSE or she would be setting her patients up for failure which she refuses to do!
#OMT #OMDs #nasalbreathingisprimarycauseofanOMD #EffectvsCause

A great visual of how tonsils and adenoids block and restrict nasal airways and can displace the tongue resulting in an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) of an incorrect oral rest posture and is why Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic refers all patients to an Allergist AND ENT on her team who understand OMDs before any orofacial myofunctional therapy is ever initiated. In her almost 44 years of specializing in OMDs, she has learned the PRIMARY cause of OMDs is unresolved nasal airway issues and habit with reduced muscle strength - not tongue ties. She works on habit and reduced muscle strength but needs to know if any airway issues are present which must be addressed before she ever initiates any therapy. She never wants to get caught up in treating the EFFECT and ignoring the CAUSE or she would be setting her patients up for failure which she refuses to do!
#OMT #OMDs #nasalbreathingisprimarycauseofanOMD #EffectvsCause

Photos from Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic's post 05/03/2021

Part 6 of a 6 part series about the successful elimination of a STRONG thumb sucking habit and chewing habit by my precious patient, Lola. She sent me this sweet letter after she graduated.

"Dear Dr. Franklin, Your support has helped me stop this bad habit. I am very proud of myself. I will miss you. Thank for everything, Goodbye (sad face) Love, Lola."

#Lovemypatients #LovewhatIdo #nomoresucking

04/29/2021

Look how this 15 year old female patient's lip shape improved following Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy using the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE!!
#OMD #OrofacialMyofunctionalTherapy #itWorks

Look how this 15 year old female patient's lip shape improved following Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy using the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE!!
#OMD #OrofacialMyofunctionalTherapy #itWorks

04/27/2021

Graduation from Thumbsucking!! She did It!!

Here is Lola's graduation! She stopped her strong thumbsucking and chewing habit!!!! !7 visits over 12 months!! Hooray for Lola!! Yay!!! (Part 5)

04/22/2021

Part 4 of my 8 year old female patient, Lola, referred by Dr Jeffrey Holt and Dr Zarmin Lelani at Kids Dental. She successfully eliminated her strong thumb sucking habit ( See Part 1,2,3 for the history of this interesting case).
Notice her recessive or retruded chin in the BEFORE profile photos due to the pressure on her lower jaw from her hand when thumb sucking. Look at how she appears to be losing the bottom jaw, lips and chin in the first BEFORE photos. The pressure from her hand against her jaw during sucking was negatively affecting her bottom jaw, lips and chin. Then look at the AFTER photos of the amazing change in her bottom jaw , lips and chin after eliminating the sucking habit in 17 visits over 1 year!!! Congratulations!

Part 4 of my 8 year old female patient, Lola, referred by Dr Jeffrey Holt and Dr Zarmin Lelani at Kids Dental. She successfully eliminated her strong thumb sucking habit ( See Part 1,2,3 for the history of this interesting case).
Notice her recessive or retruded chin in the BEFORE profile photos due to the pressure on her lower jaw from her hand when thumb sucking. Look at how she appears to be losing the bottom jaw, lips and chin in the first BEFORE photos. The pressure from her hand against her jaw during sucking was negatively affecting her bottom jaw, lips and chin. Then look at the AFTER photos of the amazing change in her bottom jaw , lips and chin after eliminating the sucking habit in 17 visits over 1 year!!! Congratulations!

04/20/2021

PART 3 of a 6 part series of my 8 year old female patient referred by by Dr Jeffrey Holt and Dr. Zarmin Lelani at Kids Dental who had a STRONG thumb sucking and chewing habit.

Look at the gradual transition of improvement in her dental occlusion after eliminating her strong thumb sucking habit.

Look at the gradual transition of improvement in her dental occlusion after eliminating her strong thumb sucking habit .. which took 17 visits over 12 months. Initially, her dental overjet was 6-7 mm and decreased to 1 mm at the time of her graduation.

PART 3 of a 6 part series of my 8 year old female patient referred by by Dr Jeffrey Holt and Dr. Zarmin Lelani at Kids Dental who had a STRONG thumb sucking and chewing habit.

Look at the gradual transition of improvement in her dental occlusion after eliminating her strong thumb sucking habit.

Look at the gradual transition of improvement in her dental occlusion after eliminating her strong thumb sucking habit .. which took 17 visits over 12 months. Initially, her dental overjet was 6-7 mm and decreased to 1 mm at the time of her graduation.

04/16/2021

PART 2 of a 6 Part series of my 8 year old female patient referred by Dr. Jeffrey Holt and Dr Zarmin Lalani at Kids Dental who had a STRONG thumb sucking habit and chewing habit ( See Part 1 for history).

After her nasal airway issues were evaluated and controlled, she was enrolled in my thumb sucking elimination program that I developed after specializing in eliminating initing sucking habits for almost 44 years.

I always start with elimination of night time sucking first since it is the most damaging and she was given socks to wear at night to start eliminating the sucking habit.

She chewed through 3 socks!

Continued in Part 3.

PART 2 of a 6 Part series of my 8 year old female patient referred by Dr. Jeffrey Holt and Dr Zarmin Lalani at Kids Dental who had a STRONG thumb sucking habit and chewing habit ( See Part 1 for history).

After her nasal airway issues were evaluated and controlled, she was enrolled in my thumb sucking elimination program that I developed after specializing in eliminating initing sucking habits for almost 44 years.

I always start with elimination of night time sucking first since it is the most damaging and she was given socks to wear at night to start eliminating the sucking habit.

She chewed through 3 socks!

Continued in Part 3.

04/14/2021

PART 1 of a 5 Part series of my sweet 8 year old female patient referred by the pediatric dentists , Dr Jeffrey Holt and Dr Zarmin Lalani at Kids Dental. She had a STRONG deleterious thumb sucking habit of the right thumb during the day and night as well as a STRONG habit of chewing
on fabric and chewing on the skin of her fingers since she was one year old.

The dentists at dental appointments started at age 3 encouraging her to stop the sucking habit to prevent damage to her jaws, palate and teeth. The parents tried a Thumbguard which she wore day and night but chewed it up and went right back to thumb sucking. The dentist placed a dental crib in her mouth when she was 6 years old but the dental crib broke and did not stop the thumb sucking. She went back to the Thumbguard which she wore for months, had a calendar and got rewards but chewed it up. Then was given a "thumb buster" which is a soft, stretchy thumb glove but she kept pulling her thumb out of it. The mother reported she did not suck her thumb at school but sucked it ALL THE TIME at home.

It was explained that many times nasal airway problems are the cause of prolonged nonnutritive sucking habits as well as chewing habits so she was referred to an ENT and Allergist on my team who understand Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) to determine if she has any nasal airway issues and she was found to have strong allergies which were spring/summer tree sensitive. She exhibited allergic shiners with Dennie's lines and the nasal turbinates were swollen with crusting in both the right and left nasal passages. She was prescribed a specific regimen of allergy medication to be taken everyday. Once she was able to breathe nasally, she was enrolled in the digit sucking elimination program I developed after specializing in eliminating sucking habits for almost 44 years.

It took 17 visits over 12 months. Notice the improvement in her teeth following successful elimination of her strong sucking habit. Part 2 to follow.

PART 1 of a 5 Part series of my sweet 8 year old female patient referred by the pediatric dentists , Dr Jeffrey Holt and Dr Zarmin Lalani at Kids Dental. She had a STRONG deleterious thumb sucking habit of the right thumb during the day and night as well as a STRONG habit of chewing
on fabric and chewing on the skin of her fingers since she was one year old.

The dentists at dental appointments started at age 3 encouraging her to stop the sucking habit to prevent damage to her jaws, palate and teeth. The parents tried a Thumbguard which she wore day and night but chewed it up and went right back to thumb sucking. The dentist placed a dental crib in her mouth when she was 6 years old but the dental crib broke and did not stop the thumb sucking. She went back to the Thumbguard which she wore for months, had a calendar and got rewards but chewed it up. Then was given a "thumb buster" which is a soft, stretchy thumb glove but she kept pulling her thumb out of it. The mother reported she did not suck her thumb at school but sucked it ALL THE TIME at home.

It was explained that many times nasal airway problems are the cause of prolonged nonnutritive sucking habits as well as chewing habits so she was referred to an ENT and Allergist on my team who understand Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) to determine if she has any nasal airway issues and she was found to have strong allergies which were spring/summer tree sensitive. She exhibited allergic shiners with Dennie's lines and the nasal turbinates were swollen with crusting in both the right and left nasal passages. She was prescribed a specific regimen of allergy medication to be taken everyday. Once she was able to breathe nasally, she was enrolled in the digit sucking elimination program I developed after specializing in eliminating sucking habits for almost 44 years.

It took 17 visits over 12 months. Notice the improvement in her teeth following successful elimination of her strong sucking habit. Part 2 to follow.

Our Story

Happy OVER 40 Year Work Anniversary!!! Dr.Franklin is celebrating 42 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 distinction of being a Certified Orofacial Myologist/Myofunctional Therapist by the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) ; an honor held by a small percentage of professionals practicing orofacial myofunctional therapy. In fact, she is the ONLY Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist in Dallas and is only one of three in the state of Texas! And no one else has had the years of extensive experience treating patients with orofacial myofunctional disorders in the United States or Internationally.
In addition, as a practicing Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist , she maintains Licensure by the State of Texas and a Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She works with children, adolescents and adults to correct articulation speech disorders.

Dr. Franklin has had extensive training and experience with orofacial myofunctional disorders and articulation (speech) disorders and is considered an expert in these fields.

In addition to having a busy private practice, she lectures to orthodontic residents at the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry educating them about orofacial myofunctional disorders, lectures at numerous dental study groups of maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, dental hygienists, and general dentists and mentors several IAOM members. In addition, she co-authored with Robert Mason,DDS,PhD, Emeritus Professor of Surgery and Previous Chief of Orthodontics at Duke University Medical Center, an invited editorial for the journal, "Otolaryngology", entitled,"Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Otolaryngologists" in October, 2014 and a paper entitled, "Position Statement of the International Association of Orofacial Myology Regarding: Appliance Use for Oral Habit Patterns", IJOM, 2009, Vol.35.

Referrals come from orthodontists, maxillofacial surgeons, pediatric dentists , pediatricians, speech-language pathologists and schools. Learn more at honorfranklin.com.

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