Background: myofunctional therapy consists of exercises, which aim to eliminate atypical motor patterns, to establish new neuromuscular patterns and to optimize orofacial functions. In some clinical situations, even therapeutic devices such as orthodontic appliances are used to help to reach this purpose. These exercises improve muscle tone of lips, tongue, facial and chewing muscles and soft palate. They increase the range of motion, promote automation of habitual and unconscious physiological swallowing. Aim: the purpose of this study was to verify the advantages of myofunctional therapy through the description of a clinical case treated only with this kind of therapy. Conclusion: in the case described, myofunctional therapy alone resolved an abnormal function (atypical swallowing) and improved malocclusion. Moreover, it helped to ensure the stability of the treatment.
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