An open mouth posture with a low resting tongue is more than just a bad habit. Mouth breathing in children leads to problems with facial growth and development, and adults who mouth breathe are more likely to snore and develop sleep apnea.
People who are tongue-tied (limited range of motion of the tongue) often mouth breathe, so they also experience a variety of myofunctional problems and symptoms. Chronic jaw pain and headaches, clenching and grinding along with dental and orthodontic issues are quite common in people who have tongue-ties.
Myofunctional Therapy Programs focus on:
Proper Lip Seal
Breathing through the nose is the way we’re meant to breathe! It filters, warms and adds moisture to the air. Healthy nitric oxide is also released into the body when we breathe through the nose.
Our lips should rest naturally and comfortably together. When your mouth is closed, you sleep better at night and have a lower risk of getting tooth decay and gum disease.
The tongue is meant to fill up the entire roof of the mouth. When it does, it provides an internal support structure for the upper jaw. If your tongue is in the right place, your teeth will grow in straighter and your face will develop properly. The tongue plays an amazing role in our facial appearance.