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

  1. Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A systemic review and meta-analysis

  2. Obstructive sleep apnea: focus on myofunctional therapy

  3. Mouth breathing, “nasal disuse”, and pediatric sleep-disordered breathing

  4. Effects of Oropharyngeal exercises on patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

  5. Myofunctional therapy improves adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment

  6. Effects of oropharyngeal exercises on snoring: A randomized trial

  7. Oropharyngeal exercises to reduce symptoms of OSA after AT

  8. Orofacial motor functions in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and implications for myofunctional therapy

  9. Critical role of myofascial re-education in pediatric sleep-disordered breathing

  10. Towards restoration of continuous nasal breathing as the ultimate treatment goal in pedicatric obstructive sleep apnea

    Orthodontic, orthodontic relapse and orofacial myofunctional therapy

  11. Patients treated with orthodontic myofunctional therapeutic protocol

  12. Relapse of anterior open bites treated with orthodontic appliances with and without orofacial myofunctional therapy

  13. Stability of orthodontic treatment outcome in relation to retention status: An 8-year follow-up

    Mouth Breathing

  14. Electromyographic fatigue of orbicular oris muscles during exercises in mouth and nasal breathing children

  15. Prevalence of malocclusion among mouth breathing children: Do expectations meet reality?

  16. Oral Breathing and Speech Disorders in Children

  17. Influence of Mouth Breathing on the Dentofacial Growth of Children: A Cephlometric Study

    TMD and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

  18. Effects of orofacial myofunctional therapy on temporomandibular disorders