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Mouth Breathing

Mouth Breathing

Take a second to focus on how you are breathing.  Are you breathing through your nose or your mouth? If you or your child is breathing through the mouth, there is the risk of serious health concerns.   

Chronic mouth breathing can lead to the following:

  • Poor oral and facial development

  • Narrow upper arch

  • Crooked, protruding or gapped teeth

  • Sleep apnea

  • Unattractive facial development

  • Inability to hold mouth closed

  • Increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease

  • Dry mouth

  • Learning challenges

  • Lower IQ

Because of these health concerns, treating mouth breathing is crucial to your health. Myofunctional therapy can help address the underlying factors that lead to mouth breathing and help you achieve nasal breathing.

Orthodontic Relapse

 Many people who have an unfavorable facial appearance or for those who have misaligned teeth may receive orthodontic treatment in efforts to correctly position their teeth. The challenge with this treatment, although it certainly corrects the alignment issue, unless oral resting position and nasal breathing have been addressed you are at risk for orthodontic relapse.  If you have suffered a relapse in the alignment of your teeth, it could be due to chronic mouth breathing. Orthodontics may have fixed your teeth the first time, but your mouth resorted back to the negative oral habits that required the need for braces to begin with. Myofunctional therapy can help achieve the desired results of nasal breathing and appropriate resting position without the need for surgery.

Do I need Myofunctional therapy for my mouth breathing?

If you are a mouth breather or you notice that your child is, treatment should be sought right away. You may not even realize the effects it has on one’s body and health. Myofunctional therapy can help you breathe better, and live the life you always wanted by helping you rest better at night, and feel more energetic as a result of getting the right amount of oxygen in your body.

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