My child breathes through their mouth, is this impacting their teeth?

Chronic mouth-breathing can severely impact your child’s mouth…

Due to their mouth hanging open constantly for years in order to breathe, (and during their most important jaw development process) the jaw does not receive the support it normally would if the mouth was closed. This means the jaw becomes very narrow, and creates less space for adult teeth to emerge. This then results in severe overcrowding and bite issues that can be difficult to treat.

We can help treat this with orthognathic surgery…

We first recommend you take your child to a GP to ensure there is nothing more sinister at play. If not, and your child has experience a narrowing of the jaws as a result of their mouth-breathing, we can assess, diagnose and treat their jaw to relieve them of this issue.

Dr Morris Rapaport

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