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Tip 7

05 December, 2013

(Cases are in video.)

A question often asked is "How do you diagnose a reverse swallow?"

MRC's definition of a reverse swallow is movement of the mentalis muscle upon swallowing.

Have a look in the mentalis region, in this case there is an exaggerated labiomental groove under the lower lip. The patient was treated with the K1 & K2 appliance. The muscular tension has dissapated post treatment.

During swallowing there should be no movement in the muscles used in facial expression. In this case however, all the muscular tension is immediatly obvious when swallowing. This is a prime example of a reverse swallow.

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