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Lip seal and its effect on lip size  

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Phil343443
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If a lip seal involves using your lip muscles,  doesn't that mean that it would increase lip size ? 

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Posted : 16/05/2019 12:29 pm
Roflcopters
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yes. but  say for example you have  a recessed maxilla, the lips lack support and the muscles that maintain a "proper" lip seal stop being used properly thus decreasing in horizontal length of the lips when they re sealed in this case. wide lips are usually a result of a wide dental arch. hope that made sense

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Posted : 16/05/2019 1:11 pm
elevee
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People who don't have a lip seal have hypotonic lips-- large, squashy, poorly defined, and generally considered unattractive. Think Napoleon Dynamite. Forming a lip seal tones the lips, creating firmness and definition. This photo gives a good example of what happens when you create a lip seal.

 

Image result for myofunctional therapy mouth breathing before and after

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Posted : 16/05/2019 5:31 pm
oatmeal
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Posted by: elevee

People who don't have a lip seal have hypotonic lips-- large, squashy, poorly defined, and generally considered unattractive. Think Napoleon Dynamite. Forming a lip seal tones the lips, creating firmness and definition. This photo gives a good example of what happens when you create a lip seal.

 

Image result for myofunctional therapy mouth breathing before and after

Aw crap dude. Have this exact same thing. How does this fix itself?

 
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Posted : 23/05/2019 8:48 am
elevee
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By developing a lip seal! It's one of the four goals of myofunctional therapy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU3BEJK5Ya0   

The guy above didn't have orthodontic treatment or any other appliance, just myofunctional therapy. You can get therapy via skype if you can't access a face to face therapist, or work on it independently for a while if you think you can. AbdulRahman had a thread a few weeks ago about his first skype appointment with the woman in the video, and he went over some of the exercises she had him do.

 

 

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Posted : 23/05/2019 9:09 am
EddieMoney
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Posted by: elevee

People who don't have a lip seal have hypotonic lips-- large, squashy, poorly defined, and generally considered unattractive. Think Napoleon Dynamite. Forming a lip seal tones the lips, creating firmness and definition. This photo gives a good example of what happens when you create a lip seal.

 

Image result for myofunctional therapy mouth breathing before and after

Did his face get shorter???

 
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Posted : 23/05/2019 11:17 pm
oatmeal
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Wait, isn't 'sealed lips' just closed lips?

 

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Posted : 24/05/2019 8:33 am
elevee
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It means that lips are habitually fully closed, forming an air seal, whenever you're not talking or eating. John Mew had a good video explaining how to tell if you have complete lip seal. 

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Posted : 24/05/2019 10:27 am
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As you undergo correction in the near future, please consider keeping records for your own sake and for others. Pictures of dental impressions, scans, medical reports reports can be very helpful even with all personally identifying information blocked out.

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