It is important to have a qualified professional to evaluate and find the deviation of the median line and the movement pattern in the mandibular condyle. Only then it is possible to know on which side the masticatory exercises will be performed:
On the opposite side of the median line:
• Morning – once, during 5 to 10 min.
• Afternoon – once, during 5 to 10 min.
• Night – once, during 5 min.
The patient can stay much longer with the Hiperboloide in the mouth, as long as it is not chewed so the muscle fatigue is avoided.
Picture A - Unilateral mastication, in the opposite side of the median line:
Exercices for facial asymmetry with Hiperboloide
A moderated asymmetry generates a certain beauty, however, when an accented facial asymmetry occurs, with relation to an occlusion instability, this deformity affects the individual self-esteem, generating social exclusion or even depressive status. This asymmetry can be treated, though.
The search for new ways to reach the ideal beauty can several times leave health aside and harm the life quality. There are other alternatives, though, that keep the welfare and improve the physical conditioning and body aesthetics such as: going to the gym, hiking, sports. However, the body is not the only one who needs workout and stretching.
A flaccid face does not match with a good physical conditioning, so the cranial and face muscles also need care and well guided physical exercises, such as the mastication ones.
There is, thus, a close relation among all the muscles in the face along with the mastication muscles in the facial symmetry. If an individual always masticates in the same side, or if he/she has some masticatory dysfunction or even in the temperomandibular articulation, he/she will, consequently exercise one side of the face more than the other. Other factors that help to worsen the situation are the expression habits such as smiling pulling more the right side then the left one. Due to the gradual deformation of the cranial and facial bones, even a person with a high level of asymmetry could do an aesthetic treatment to minimize the asymmetry effects.
Therefore, the efficiency of the isometric and isotonic exercises in the facial musculature can be used in favor of the aesthetics, in order to reduce muscular flaccidity, wrinkles and expression marks. A study published by the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation showed that making the exercises during 3 months helped to reduce wrinkles, expression marks and facial flaccidity.
Hence, to avoid increasing the asymmetry levels, specially for the mandibular dysfunctions, a masticatory instrument called Hiperboloide can be used. It is capable of rebalance the masticatory structures, healing these dysfunctions and preventing the increasing of facial asymmetries. In addition of being used as an instrument to perform isometric and isotonic exercises, reducing wrinkles, expression marks and facial flaccidity.
The CEFAC Magazine, published a study where the Hiperboloide was crucial to the aesthetic treatment for individuals with facial asymmetry, favoring the realignment of the structures.
Facial alterations were noticed after 2 months of treatment with the supervision of a Speech Therapy professional and the Hiperboloide.