Research-Based Articles  


On this page you will find links to exciting and highly informative research (and non-research) based articles that support or are related to orofacial myofunctional disorders.  They range in complexity; you might want to share selected articles with your physician, orthodontist, chiropractor, cranio osteopath, ENT etc.  Feel free to print them out as needed.  I'd be more than happy to discuss the findng with you.  

This is an organic list which I will add to from time to time.  Check back for newly posted articles.  If you are looking for a specific topic not seen here, send me a message and I will try to find it for you.  


History of Myofunctional Therapy


Mouth Breathing: Physical, Mental and Emotional Consequences - Oral Health Group


The effect of mouth breathing versus nasal breathing on dentofacial and craniofacial development in orthodontic patient


Nasopharyngeal obstruction as a cause of malocclusion. - PubMed - NCBI


Airway Centric® TMJ philosophy/Airway Centric® orthodontics ushers in the post-retraction world of orthodontics Drs Hang and Gelb


OSA –Integrated Approach  Dr. Barry Raphael, DMD


Can Tooth Extractions Cause Sleep Apnea? | Doctor Steven Y. Park, MD | New York, NY | Integrative Solutions for Obstructive Sleep Apnea


Efficacy of an Osteopathic Treatment Coupled With Lactation Consultations for Infants' Biomechanical Sucking Difficulties


Tongue-tie in adults


Frenuloplasty: Various You Tube Videos



Short lingual frenulum and obstructive sleep apnea in children

Huang, Quo, Berkowski and Guilleminault

Short lingual frenulum may lead to abnormal orofacial growth early in life, a risk factor for development of SDB. Careful surveillance for abnormal breathing during sleep should occur in the presence of short lingual frenulum


A frequent phenotype for paediatric sleep apnoea: short lingual frenulum


Dr. Soroush Zaghi, MD   Restrictive lingual frenum as a phenotype for upper airway resistance syndrome and OSA   ~ Power Point


Stealthy Insomnia Cause? Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome Subtly Disturbs Breathing in Sleep | The Huffington Post


Is it Mental or is it Dental? - The Weston A. Price Foundation


The influence of the tongue on dentofacial growth


Cranio-facial morphology in children with and without enlarged tonsils. - PubMed - NCBI


A bad bite is associated with worse postural, balance control -- ScienceDaily