In most circumstances, your child's breathing should be silent and subtle - if you can hear your child inhaling and exhaling, it could indicate an obstruction of the airways related to a range of underlying conditions.
What is mouth breathing?
Nasal breathing is the body's default process for getting oxygen to the brain - it's the most efficient route, with breathing through the mouth only designed as a last resort if the nose is blocked. Mouth breathing commonly occurs when nasal passages are constricted, and these obstructed airways can be caused by a variety of issues, including:
How can mouth
American research finds that mouth breathing is often associated with snoring and sleep apnoea, and increasingly in children, with jaw malformation, bite problems, sleep deprivation and even ADHD and ADD.
Whilst it might not seem like a problem to breathe through the mouth rather than the
Mouth breathers also typically develop a long face and receded
What are the treatment options?
Fundamentally, treatment for mouth breathing aims to open up the airways and encourage nasal breathing. Non-invasive intervention for children between the ages of three and twelve ensures the best results.
Myobrace is a simple and effective pre-orthodontic treatment that is used for just 1-2 hours each day and whilst sleeping. The custom-fitted Myobrace device works by providing light pressure on your child's hard palate, which over time will allow it to reshape. Coupled with the Myobrace activities your child will follow via an app to encourage correct tongue placement, your child's teeth and jaw will realign to their natural position. Regular appointments help us monitor progress and make any adjustments that may be required
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