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New Results of an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Program

Early Training has lifetime benefits

Orofacial Myology: clearing up the confusion
By Angie Lehman, RDH, COM, and Joy Lantz, RDH, COM
You’ve probably heard about orofacial myology in dental hygiene, but there’s a fair amount of misinformation circulating. These authors, both certified orofacial myologists (COMs), are here to clear up misconceptions about this immensely beneficial therapy.

Tongue Thrust Research

Effect of Tongue Thrust Swallowing on Position of Anterior Teeth
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3517276/

The effect of orofacial myofunctional treatment in children with anterior open bite and tongue dysfunction: a pilot study
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4914902/

Tongue Tie Research

Lingual frenuloplasty with myofunctional therapy: Exploring safety and efficacy in 348 cases.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31637291

Defining ankyloglossia: a case series of anterior and posterior tongue ties.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20557951

Ankyloglossia as a risk factor for maxillary hypoplasia and soft palate elongation: A functional –
morphological study.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28994495

Toward a functional definition ofankyloglossia: validating current gradingscales for lingual frenulum length andtongue mobility in 1052 subjectsLingual and Maxillary Labial Frenuloplasty with Myofunctional Therapy as a Treatment for Mouth Breathing and Snoring
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/criot/2019/3408053/

Toward a functional definition of ankyloglossia: validating current grading scales for lingual frenulum length and tongue mobility in 1052 subjects.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28097623

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

http://www.sleepassociation.org/sleep-disorders/sleep-apnea/obstructive-sleep-apnea

Snoring research

Poothrikovil RP, Al Abri MA. Snoring-induced nerve lesions in the upper airway. Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J. 2012 May;12(2):161-8. doi: 10.12816/0003108. Epub 2012 Apr 9. PMID: 22548134; PMCID: PMC3327562.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3327562/

OSA & Myofunctional Therapy

Camacho M, Certal V, Abdullatif J, Zaghi S, Ruoff CM, Capasso R, Kushida CA.
Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sleep. 2015 May 1;38(5):669-75. doi: 10.5665/sleep.4652. PMID: 25348130; PMCID: PMC4402674.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4402674/

de Felício CM,

da Silva Dias FV, Trawitzki LVV.
Obstructive sleep apnea: focus on myofunctional
therapy. Nat Sci Sleep. 2018 Sep 6;10:271-286. doi: 10.2147/NSS.S141132. PMID: 30233265; PMCID: PMC6132228.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6132228/

Myofunctional therapy and CPAP

Myofunctional therapy improves adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27913971

ADHD/SBD/Myofunctional Therapy

Um YH, Hong SC, Jeong JH. Sleep Problems as Predictors in Attention-Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder: Causal Mechanisms, Consequences and Treatment. Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci. 2017 Feb 28;15(1):9-18. doi: 10.9758/cpn.2017.15.1.9. PMID: 28138105; PMCID: PMC5290714.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5290714/

Oral breathing and speech disorders in children
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021755713000958

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