How Head Posture Opens and Closes Airway
Chin Down = Narrow/ Closed Airway
Chin Up = Wide/ Open Airway
The most important thing to know about Breath-Taking Online classes is that they’re not about learning a single technique. Courses are developed from the entire Medical field of identifying and correcting Breathing Pattern Disorders. It’s estimated that 85% of us currently have some type of Breathing Dysfunction that’s connected to feeling sick and tired.
Or at the very least, more sick and tired then we need to be.
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Tongue thrusting is when a child or adult protrudes his or her tongue between the teeth when resting, speaking and swallowing. Tongue thrusts causes open bite, misaligned teeth, speech impairment and other issues. Many factors can contribute to a tongue thrusts.
Tongue Ties (Ankyloglossia) can affect how an infant breastfeeds. It can also affect how a child or adult eats, speaks & swallows. It is a condition in which a short or tight band of tissue (lingual frenulum) connects or ties the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Some tongues have anterior tongue ties but there are also posterior restrictions as well.
Sucking is a natural reflex for babies. Sucking on the thumb or pacifiers can become a habit that may continue into adulthood. Sucking on digits or objects will alter the growth of both the upper and lower jaw and teeth. There may be many reasons someone sucks on their thumb or other objects and it also may be a sign of a more serious airway issue.
OPEN MOUTH BREATHING
Mouth breathing doesn't have to be noticeable, many people and kids who breath through their mouths most of the time have their lips barely apart. Years of this bad posture and mouth breathing causes multiple undesirable effects of the mouth, jaw, and overall health. There are numerous dental and health issues that are a directly related to open mouth breathing.
Snoring is another oral habit that people just think it's how they are or have been told you just start snoring once your get to a certain age. Any kind of snoring is bad for your health. When you snore your are literally "choking in your sleep". OMT has been effective in helping to reduce and/ or stop snoring.
OROFACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL DISORDERS (OMDs)
Many people are unaware of the signs and symptoms of OMD's and suffer from them their entire lives without realizing it. Myofunctional Therapy is a non invasive, non surgical and fun way to help improve oral function, reduce stress and pain in the muscles and improve your health.
NECK & SHOULDER PAIN
OMD's can cause tension and pain in your neck and shoulders. Treating the cause can help reduce pain, headaches and posture.
Orofacial Myology can help with orthodontic progress during ortho treatment and continue to help with retention once treatment is done. With OMT orthodontic treatment outcomes are more predictable.
Teeth grinding can be a sign of airway restriction, acid reflux or worse. Bruxing or grinding is not normal and can cause painful, worn and chipped or broken teeth.