OMT and Orthodontics

Due to the close history of OMT and orthodontics, myofunctional therapy is often used in conjunction with orthodontic treatment. In fact, higher rates of long-term success and lower rates of relapse have been documented when OMDs are addressed before initiating orthodontics, and myofunctional exercises are continued during treatment, until correct behaviors are established.13,24,40 As with any myofunctional program, patient and family willingness and compliance are important to assess before initiation.