Calming Tourette’s With Dental Appliances

I had Riley at the orthodontist’s today and we got to talking about Seth and his tics. The doctor told me about work being done to help patients with Tourette’s using dental appliances to stop the tics.

Amazing. Read more about it here.

I don’t know if something like this would help in the case of a PANDAS flare, but it is worth looking into.

Seth just watched the video and said, “I know how he feels.”

I know you do buddy. I know.

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8 Responses to Calming Tourette’s With Dental Appliances

  1. naomi says:

    So Interesting! Adam has similar ticks, but not quite as extreme as the patient in the video. I am going to look into this further! Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

  2. Chris V. says:

    Awww Seth… may it work for you!!!!

  3. Kerry says:

    that was amazing.

  4. Dee Ready says:

    Dear Michelle, thanks so much for including that video. How wonderful that the dentist has found a way to help with Tourette’s and how his device changed that young man’s life. Once, while teaching professional editing at the University of Minnesota, I had a student with Tourette’s. Besides the involuntary head movements, he cursed a lot. And that was all because of the syndrome. But he found that so embarrassing that he seldom ever spoke in class to me or to the other students. I so admired him for his fortitude and courage. Just as I admire the young man in the video. Peace.

  5. mom2spiritedboys says:

    My son has Tourette’s (along with a whole host of other diagnosis) but the one person that has helped with his insight, first hand experience and clinical know-how is Sr. Duncan McKinley. You can check out his Facebook page for his book “Nix your Tics”. It’s an amazing approach that you can learn and teach Seth to help harness those tics and actually eliminate the really problematic ones.
    And here is the link for the clinic he works at – they have amazing resources

  6. mom2spiritedboys says:

    that should be “Dr. McKinley” not Sr.

  7. Michelle O'Neil says:

    Thank you for the info. I will check it out. Good luck to you and your son.

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