You may not realize it, but the tongue is nature’s retainer, helping to support the roof of your mouth and the placement of your teeth. If you don’t develop an ideal swallow, adequate nasal breathing, and balanced cranial function as a child, your teeth will likely be crowded, and the proper development of your face, neck, and even your body will be affected.
What is ALF Therapy?
The Advanced Light Force, also known as the Advanced Lightwire Functional (ALF) dental appliance improves overall health, aesthetics, and function with a gentle, simple, effective, easy-to-wear appliance. The ALF design replicates the forces on the jaws and head that nature intended to promote proper development.
Children who do not develop a mature swallow will not experience optimal facial and neurological development. ALF appliances provide gentle, functionally balanced support, helping the tongue do its job and promoting better breathing. They make it possible to develop a fully functional swallow and create more room in the mouth for the tongue, which helps the breath and swallow better support craniofacial development and the body’s neurological system.
Advantages of ALF Therapy
We use ALF therapy to treat:
The ALF appliance is appropriate for adults and children. It improves quality of life and resolves a number of health concerns issues related to poor breath support, underdeveloped swallowing, and poor facial development.