A system of therapy for improving nasal breathing, sucking ability, chewing, swallowing, speech and orofacial muscle function is described. The therapeutic exercises do not require conscious cooperation, so they can be used with very young or handicapped children. Novel strategies for helping children overcome damaging oral habits are detailed. Patterns of collaboration between therapist and orthodontist are described for specific malocclusions.
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Padovan, B. A. (1995). Neurofunctional reorganization in myo-osteo-dentofacial disorders: Complementary roles of orthodontics, speech and myofunctional therapy, International Journal of Orofacial Myology, 21 (1), 33-40.