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Int J Orofacial Myology. 1999 Nov;25:18-29.

The interrelationship of wind instrument technic, orthodontic treatment, and orofacial myology.


This article identifies, defines and reviews the synergy between orofacial myofunctional and orthodontic health with regard to wind instrument performance, and summarizes the skills involved in playing an instrument. (i.e. embouchure, articulation, breath support.) Criteria and strategies for choosing an instrument are outlined via orthodontic classifications, therapeutic value or contraindication and team approaches. The author concludes that a team-oriented approach on the part of the professions cited in this article are of the ultimate good for the student/patient.

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