Effects of two types of appliances on orofacial dysfunctions of disabled children


Alacam A. , Kolcuoglu N.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, vol.53, no.105, pp.111-123, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 105
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/096979507799103397
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-123

Abstract

Habitual mouth-breathing, feeding disorders, lack of mastication, protrusion of the tongue, lip incompetence, drooling as well as swallowing and speech disorders are the problems most often seen in disabled children with orofacial muscle dysfunction. The aim of this study was to improve these functional problems by using either the Castillo-Morales palatal plate or the Dr. Hinz oral screen and evaluate their effects on this special group.