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Breast-feeding Lowers Risk of Crossbite

Breast-feeding exclusively for at least six months and more than 12 months can reduce the potential for posterior crossbite in deciduous teeth. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of an infant’s life. This recommendation is based on benefits for both the mother and the child. Breast-feeding exclusively enhances craniofacial […]

Snoring Associated with Craniofacial Development

In a study published in a 2009 Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, it was concluded that early detection and treatment of mouth breathing can change a child’s facial development, oxygen saturation to brain and muscles, and general quality of life. All of the mouth breathing children in the study were found to be snorers, and […]

Orthodontic treatment in conjunction with OMT

In 2012, the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry published a study which showed that Myofunctional Therapy is a valid support to the orthodontic treatment in cases with bad habits, and if correctly applied can lead to good therapeutic results.  

Mouth Breathing Changes Facial Growth & Shape

In a 2012 Medical University study in India, significant differences in facial development were evident between nose breathing and mouth breathing 6-12 year old children. Mouth breathing results in changed tongue positioning from the palate to the floor of the mouth, resulting in changes to the jaw position, neck & face muscles changes as well […]