Recent research has shown that restricted tongue mobility can affect growth of jaws. It also narrows the upper jaw and elongates the soft palate that can result in Sleep Disordered Breathing. Myofunctional Therapy, Lingual Frenuloplasty and Orthodontic treatment play a critical role in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing.
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