What is a functional activator ?
An activator is “like a soft tooth guard”, wrapping the teeth up and down. Its main purpose is to rehabilitate the functions of swallowing, chewing and nasal breathing. Indeed, with the activator in the mouth, nasal breathing is mandatory and swallowing will be done automatically with the correct positioning of the tongue.
In addition, the activator will also have a functional equilibrium effect on the overall body posture.
The mouth activator acts asmuch on:
– Chewing by allowing proprioceptive stimulation (teeth, ligaments, muscles, ..),
– The relaxation of the temporomandibular joints (jaws) – Nasal breathing (physiological)
– The correct or typical swallowing
– The relaxation of the facial musculature (lips, cheeks)