This article analyzes differences in orthodontic and craniofacial classifications and the role of the speech-language pathologist in adequately treating those patients with varying Class II and Class III malocclusions. Other symptoms, such as those of mouth breathing and tongue position, are compared and contrasted in order to identify characteristics and treatment issues pertaining to each area. The author emphasizes a team approach to myofunctional therapy and stresses the importance of collaborative treatment.


myotherapy, anterior open bite, Class II/III malocclusion, collaborative treatment, speech-language pathologist, speech production, mouth breathing