Our body is a complex system where one part can affect the other. This is why each part needs to work in harmony in order to reach total wellness. Our face and jaws, which include our teeth, play a very important role in the principal and most vital function of our body: breathing!
As we grow, breathing affects the way our facial structures develop and, in turn later on, our facial development affects our breathing. We want to keep the harmony between facial structure development and the breathing function. This delicate balance could be affected by dysfunctional body postural habits, oral dysfunctional habits and craniofacial dysfunction. These dysfunctional patterns may affect the child's development and the overall functions throughout the whole body.
The persistent presence of those dysfunctional patterns in our body is interpreted by our brain as "normal patterns". However, since these habits are not really physiological patterns, they will eventually bring any of our body system into a crash.
Systemic symptoms or conditions such as asthma, allergies, digestive disorders, bed wetting, disturbed sleep patterns, child mis-behavior, among others, all have in common a dysfunctional breathing pattern component. Diet and nutrition, emotional or physical stress, and other environmental factors are also significant contributors.
Our Myofunctional Orthodontics treatment programs are designed to assist the patient in the correction of the dysfunctional orofacial and breathing patterns to achive a healthy beautiful smile. We are also committed in promoting overall health and we acknowledge the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to help our patients achieve total wellness.