Myofunctional therapy is the treatment method that involves using a single or a combination of physical therapy exercises to improve the patient's breathing, bite, and facial posture. This training is recommended for those with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and targets the face, neck, and mouth's soft tissues to achieve optimal tongue position and oral rest posture. A study on Myofunctional therapy, titled "Myofunctional Therapy to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis," affirms the efficacy of myofunctional therapy in treating conditions like ankyloglossia (tongue-tie). As per the study, a combination of myofunctional therapy, that strengthens the tongue, along with lingual frenectomy, a surgical procedure where the tissue that connects the underside of the tongue with the bottom of the mouth is removed, can be considered a safe and effective way to treat ankyloglossia.
We also recommend reading the below-mentioned books:
Tongue Tied by Richard Baxter
6 Foot Tiger 3 Foot Cage by Felix Liao
Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic by Paul R. Ehrlich and Sandra Kahn
Sleep Wrecked Kids by Sharon Moore
8 Hour Sleep Paradox by Mark Burhenne
Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown
Close Your Mouth by Patrick McKeown
Gasp!: Airway Health – The Hidden Path To Wellness by Dr. Michael Gelb
The Dental Diet by Steven Lin
Heard of orofacial myofunctional therapy? It is a type of dental treatment that is used to correct improper facial growth, poor muscle function, and poorly aligned teeth and involves training the facial muscles. If you wish to know more about the therapy, you are at the right place.
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