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About Ann Lalezarian

Ann Lalezarian, RDH, MS, QOM has been practicing as a registered dental hygienist for 27 years. She received her B.S in Dental Hygiene from University of Orebro, Sweden. After moving to the United States, she earned a Dental Hygiene degree from Farmingdale State College, a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health from SUNY at Old Westbury. Her graduate studies at SUNY Stony Brook were in Hospital Administration and Finance.

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Tongue Thrust

Your tongue should naturally rest in the top of your mouth, however, when your mouth is open it rests in the bottom.

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Tongue tie

Tongue tie or Ankyloglossia is tissue that goes from the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth (Lingual Frenum) is too short

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Orthodontics

Orthodontists look beyond the actual position of the teeth. The tongue and other factors are also major considerations.

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep.eople with untreated sleep apnea stop

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Mouth breathing

It is natural to breathe through your mouth at certain times, such as when lifting a heavy load or exercising Breathing through the mouth most of the

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How do I do Myofunctional therapy

Phase One is the most critical and intensive part of the program.
Establishing a habit forming foundation to ensure the muscles are retrained with

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Testimonials

My son, Ryan, is a 16 year old who suffers from Autism as well as a syndrome that causes some dysmorphic facial features.  Due to structural anomalies Ryan has a hard time closing his mouth, is a mouth breather, drools , has trouble forming certain sounds and his tongue pressing against his teeth is causing his teeth to push outward despite braces.  Ann started doing myofacial therapy with Ryan and I cannot believe the change. It is so different from what his Speech therapist is doing.  He is better able to control his mouth, his mouth is not hanging open as much and the drooling has decreased drastically. She is very patient with him because he has a hard time with body awareness, which causes us to have to do everything over and over, but I cannot believe the change in him.  She is dedicated to helping in ways I didn’t even know possible.  No one tells us these services are available.  Now that I see what she is able to accomplish, all I can see is the amount of children that would benefit from her services. Not only is she a therapist, but a teacher as well. She patiently explains everything to me so that I can continue to work with Ryan at home.  I am excited to see all the improvements that are yet to come.

Ryan mom, Myology smile Patient

I first started in orthodontic treatment at twelve years old, and now at twenty years old I have completed two full length rounds of standard braces, and one major double jaw surgery. All of these treatments have failed to one degree or another due to my persistent tongue thrust as soon as my treatment was complete. I then began a final course of Invisalign, and decided to give Myofunctional therapy a try in conjunction so that I had a chance at no relapsing after my correction. In less than three months I had a ninety percent fix of my tongue thrust, and my only regret is that I didn’t start when I was twelve. Ann worked with me on my schedule (extremely busy as an undergraduate student), and even over FaceTime to save me long trips to an office. With a little persistence and discipline in keeping up with exercises, I’ve been able to correct a problem that has cost thousands of dollars in orthodontia and years of my life in braces. I recommend myofunctional therapy to anyone who is experiencing problems with their corrective treatment. It was an absolute game changer for me, and I recommend jumping on with treatment as soon as possible!

Jordan, Myology smile Patient

Because of the exercises you nave shown me and because of your help. I am no longer choking on my tongue at night. My tongue stays at the top ot my mouth so that I am not mouth breathing, which means I am sleeping so much better.. You are so knowledgeable , and have been immensely helpful and I truly appreciate you! –

Maria, Myology Smile Patient

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