College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 1990

Keywords

Cephalometry, Child, Deglutition, Face, Facial Bones, Facial Muscles, Lip, Malocclusion, Mississippi, Mouth Breathing, Reproducibility of Results, Speech Disorders, Tongue Habits.

Publication Title

Angle Orthodontist

ISSN

0003-3219

Volume

60

Issue/No.

4

Abstract

One hundred and thirty-three second graders in rural public school were assessed on a number of dental, skeletal, and oral muscle function measures. Correlational analyses were conducted in order to determine whether specific myofunctional variables were associated with dentofacial development. Significant relationships were observed between open mouth posture and a narrow maxillary arch and long facial height. Labial and lingual rest and swallow patterns were also related to poor coordination of lip and tongue movements.

DOI

10.1043/0003-3219(1990)060<0247:MADRIS>2.0.CO;2

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