The study that Dr. Balanoff orchestrated was published in the peer-reviewed Dental journal: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Improved Yale Total Tic Severity Score Due to Craniofacial Manipulation With an Oral Appliance
Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorders are increasingly recognized among school-aged children. These conditions are characterized by the presence of involuntary and repetitive vocalization and/or movement, known as tics, the onset of which can be spontaneous or may be preceded by premonitory urge. This study evaluated a novel treatment approach using the concept of cranial facial manipulation with an oral appliance known as the Tic Guard to determine its safety and efficacy in the treatment of these disorders.