Posture and Breathing Program

Proper Posture & Nasal Breathing are vital for your child

Posture and Breathing Program

Proper Airway Development depends upon good jaw and facial growth.

Equally, proper jaw and facial development depends upon good airways.

(Ref: Enlow’s Essentials of Facial Growth)

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If your child is an habitual mouth breather, the tongue cannot rest up in the roof of the mouth (Palate) where it is meant to be. Low tongue posture is very destructive.

A very important function of the tongue is to encourage the broad U shaped growth of the upper jaw to accomodate all the teeth. This is only achieved when the tongue rests up in the palate. Failure to do so inhibits the natural growth of the upper jaw and results in a smaller, narrower V-shaped one.

This leads to insufficient space for erupting teeth, hence All Mouth Breathers will have crookd teeth.

The mouth was never intended to be used by humans as an airway, and it is certainly not designed to deliever clean, moist, warm air to the lungs. The nose however is.

Is it any wonder why mouthbreathers suffer so many ENT prpblems when they spend their lives delievering dirty, dry, cold, bacteria infected air to the lungs??

Our Posture and Breathing Program aims to teach your child how to Breath properly through the Nose.

What we teach your child

  • The benefits of nasal breathing
  • How to breath properly from the diaphragm
  • Good standing and sitting posture
  • How to build core muscle strength to enhance correct breathing and posture

We believe that switching from mouth to nasal breathing is the most profound positive health change a person can make for themselves.

There are so many health benefits to experience once Nasal Breathing is established besides straight teeth!!

Our program is a modified version of the Buteyko Breathing Program, and taught over 5 x 1 hour sessions followed by 3 x 1 monthly check up sessions over 90 days.

Classes are conducted with other children (parents included) in small groups.

Home exercises are also required in order to be successful.

1a, Barr Na Sraide, Main St, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, Ireland

021487 2600

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Working Hours

9 AM – 6 PM
9 AM – 6 PM
9 AM – 1 PM

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    Happy Patients

    My experience in the O Connor dental health was pleasent.As a person who is nervous about visiting the dentist i felt very relaxed both in the waiting room and on the chair.Over the years i have attended a few different dentists and this has been the one practice where i felt relaxed and at ease due to the care of the staff. Before my procedures it was explained to me by the staff what to expect and i found this helped put me at ease. For any one who is nervous of visiting the dentists i would strongly recommend this practice.



    My daughter needed orthodontic treatment. Tony did a very comprehensive plan for my daughter and went through it with me and my daughter in great detail before he began the treatment. We knew how long it was going to take and what exactly was involved. What I liked about Tony was, he was so enthusiastic himself about the treatment and took great pride in getting it right, tweaking a bit here and there to make sure he got the best result. He explained everything to my daughter and encouraged her through the treatment. Tony does not just look at the teeth but also the shape of her mouth and the overall look. I would highly recommend Tony and his team, he is a genuine, passionate and meticulous about his work and a very nice person as well. My daughter has a lovely smile and my younger daughter can't wait to start her treatment as she sees the fantastic results of Tony's work and can't wait to have the same fantastic smile.



    Why Choose O’Connor Dental Health

    Friendly, Family Atmosphere

    At O'Connor Dental Health we aim to provide a relaxed family atmosphere that is enjoyable for all ages.

    Unique Range of Services

    We offer a wide range of treatments, including early intervention for children, orthodontics for teens and adults and a multitude of general dental services

    Locally Based in Ballincollig, Cork

    Our state of the art clinic is located in Ballincollig, Cork. We have ample parking available, comfortable waiting room and a multitude of nearby shops and amenities.

    Fantastic Track Record

    Our Reputation speaks for itself, we have the highest number of positive reviews in the area, and always ensure that our patients leave happy with the service and treatment where possible.

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