Robert M. Mason DMD, PhD & Honor Franklin Ph.D, MS, CCC-SLP,COM

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Otolaryngology: Open Access

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Otolaryngologists
Robert M. Mason
Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Previous Chief of Orthodontics, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Durham, NC

Honor Franklin
Private Practice in Orofacial Myology and Speech-Language Pathology, Dallas, Texas

Corresponding Author :
Robert M. Mason, DMD, PhD
Email: oitsbob@sc.rr.com

Received October14, 2014; Accepted October 16, 2014; Published October 26, 2014

Citation: Mason RM, Franklin H (2014) Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Otolaryngologists. Otolaryngol (Sunnyvale) 4:e110. doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000e110

Copyright: © 2014 Mason RM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.…

Appliance Use for Oral Habit Patterns.

Position statement of the IAOM regarding appliance use for the Oral Habit Patterns.

Prepared by:

Robert M. Mason, DMD, PhD
Honor Franklin, PhD

BACKGROUND:  Some orthodontists and others in dentistry continue to address oral habit patterns with appliances involving cribs, rakes, spikes, prongs or other tongue reminders. By contrast, procedures utilized by orofacial myologists are effective in modifying oral habit patterns without the need for appliances.

NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF HABIT APPLIANCES:

  • Most habit appliances are designed to block a tongue thrust (swallow) rather than to modify the rest posture of the tongue and address the problem of inability to close the lips.