After ten years of practicing oral myofunctional therapy (MFT) in our office, we contacted 131 finished cases. Of the 131, ninety-eight responded to the invitation to come for a post-treatment check-up. Three basic questions were asked of these patients: 1. Can reflex patterns such as swallowing and breathing be corrected and stabilized permanently? Can this be achieved regardless of age of patient? 2. Does the success of the therapy endure over the years, or are there relapses following treatment deemed successful at its completion? 3. What are the patients' subjective perceptions of the program's effectiveness?
Hahn, V., & Hahn, H. (1992). Efficacy of oral myofunctional therapy, International Journal of Orofacial Myology, 18 (1), 21-23.