Orthodontic treatment of a patient with unilateral orofacial muscle dysfunction: The efficacy of myofunctional therapy on the treatment outcome

Yasuyo Sugawara, Yoshihito Ishihara, Teruko Takano-Yamamoto, Takashi Yamashiro, Hiroshi Kamioka

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The orofacial muscle is an important factor in the harmony of the occlusion, and its dysfunction significantly influences a patient's occlusion after craniofacial growth and development. In this case report, we describe the successful orthodontic treatment of a patient with unilateral orofacial muscle dysfunction. A boy, 10 years 0 months of age, with a chief complaint of anterior open bite, was diagnosed with a Class III malocclusion with facial musculoskeletal asymmetry. His maxillomandibular relationships were unstable, and he was unable to lift the right corner of his mouth upon smiling because of weak right orofacial muscles. A satisfactory occlusion and a balanced smile were achieved after orthodontic treatment combined with orofacial myofunctional therapy, including muscle exercises. An acceptable occlusion and facial proportion were maintained after a 2-year retention period. These results suggest that orthodontic treatment with orofacial myofunctional therapy is an effective option for a patient with orofacial muscle dysfunction.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)167-180
ページ数14
ジャーナルAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
150
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 7 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 歯科矯正学

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