Mouth BREATHING

Unhealthy breathing habits can lead to irregular facial and dental development, including long, narrow faces, narrow mouths and gummy smiles. It can also adversely effect sleeping due to obstructed airways which impacts healthy growth and every day performance.  

Promote healthy breathing allowing relief from headaches, TMJ disorders and other related issues.

Oxygen

breathing through the nose releases nitric oxide, which is necessary to increase carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood, which, in turn, is what releases oxygen. 

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Nasal breathing reduces snoring and sleep apnea and helps to keep the airway more toned and open.

Gum Disease

Long-term mouth-breathing habits can dry out the gums and the mouth’s tissue lining.

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If you have any of these breathing difficulties, it can contribute to issues like daytime fatigue or trouble losing weight.

  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Drooling

Mouth breathing adults are more likely to experience sleep disordered breathing, fatigue, decreased productivity and poorer quality of life than those who nasal-breathe.

Dry Mouth

Do you have constant dry mouth? Or persistent chapped lips? This can be signs of mouth breathing.

Sleep Apnea

This occurs because of narrowed or blocked airways. Muscles in your tongue and throat overly relax during sleep and block airways. 

Chroic fatigue

Soothes the nervous system with overall calming effect. 

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Easy Exercises

Virtual Program

Our program is designed to be easy and practical. We are all busy, but building habits does take effort. Every exercise has been developed through rigorous training and application to patients across many segments. Whether you are an adult or young child developing healthy breathing habits, our program is designed to work with you and your busy schedule.

We provide accessible online care and treatment options.

Mouth breathers

Open Mouth-Lips Apart Posture | Short Upper lip

Facilitate a free and easy flow for your breathing, creating balance and a healthier you.

No two people are alike, so treatments are customized for each individual’s unique needs.

An orofacial variation that relates to  the lips is an Open Mouth-Lips Apart resting posture. This is often referred to as lip Incompetence and can distract from a pleasing facial appearance. Most common is the Short (Arched) Upper Lip combined with a pouty fuller (large) lower lip causing the facial muscles to compensate and function incorrectly. In order to swallow, the lower lip must stretch up to meet the upper lip causing a facial grimace or button chin. A proper upper lip length should cover about three-quarters of the anterior teeth. The lip then becomes the gatekeeper by protecting the teeth from protruding forward. When the lower lip and chin (mentalis muscle) do most of the work during a swallow, they can push the teeth back or aid in protruding the top teeth. Adequate lip length and strength are important for the maintenance and guidance of teeth. Generally, an Open Mouth-Lips apart contributes to a low forward tongue posture.

Chronic mouth breathers tend to bring their head forward in front fo their shoulders and tilted back to maintain an open airway (Forward Head Posture and Forward Shoulder posture). Some all this a Long Jaw or Long Face Syndrome.
Do a Quick

Check on your Tongue

Stick out your tongue as far as you can …

  • Does your tongue form a point? Good.
  • Does it seem to form a heart-shape?
  • Can it touch behind the front teeth when the nouth is wide open? if not, you may have a short lingual frenum. In some cases a frenectomy is necessary
Ankyloglossia or Tongue-tie usually shows signs of these symptoms. The tissue that goes from the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth (Lingual Frenum) is too short or tight to allow the tongue to rest up in the palate. Hence, the tongue habitually lies low and forward.

Assess your facial resting posture and swallow.

We provides individualized therapy and services from infant to adult in a compassionate and instructive environment, whether its with our safe in-person office visits or virtual online sessions.