By Maria Pia Villa, Melania Evangelisti, Susy Martella, Mario Barreto, Marco Del Pozzo

A new study out of Italy suggests that myofunctional therapy may be able to play a role in the treatment of children with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) by modifying tongue tone, resulting in reduced respiratory symptoms. The authors also noted tongue strength measurements on the IOPI were lower in SDB children versus healthy children. When studying the outcomes between children receiving MT and those who did not, the IOPI was able to determine significant differences in tone and endurance.

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