Useful research for health professionals
A number of studies have definitively established the beneficial effects of orofacial myofunctional therapy in conjunction with orthodontic therapy.
Current literature demonstrates that myofunctional therapy decreases severity of sleep apnoea by approximately 50% in adults and 62% in children, and OM is also recommended in the treatment of mouth breathing and sleep disordered breathing in children, particularly post-tonsil removal.
Orofacial myofunctional therapy also demonstrates a significant reduction of the frequency and severity of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders.
Sleep disordered breathing and orofacial myofunctional therapy
Orthodontic, orthodontic relapse and orofacial myofunctional therapy
TMD and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy