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)
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.