Mouth Breathing & Snoring
In normal breathing, air passes through the nose. Many children breathe through their mouth because they find nasal breathing blocked. Research indicates that the way your child breaths can have a great impact on his or her future health and physical appearance.
Mouth breathing is generally caused by one or more of the following:
Under developed nasal passages
Nasal blockage caused by allergies
Lower jaw and tongue positioned too far back thus restricting the airway
Signs that your child is a mouth breather:
Mouth is always open
When children breathe through their mouth it tends to lead to snoring at night. If your child snores four times a week or more that is considered habitual snoring and is not normal.
In our office with Orthodontic and Myofunctional therapy we can start the process to making your child’s life happier and healthier. Please call to schedule a consultation today.