Orthodontics

The Effect of Airway on Facial Growth

The Effect of Airway on Facial Growth

Unobstructed nasal breathing is the number-one key to a person’s quality of life. Human beings are naturally nasal breathers. Mouth breathing usually begins in response to an airway obstruction such as allergies, illness, enlarged tonsils, and adenoids, or a deviated septum. Mouth breathing can also become a habit that remains once the obstruction is eliminated. Normal facial development is reliant upon proper nasal breathing.