Breathing and orthodontics
Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion on the association between orthodontics and breathing. The AAO is also holding a conference on this interesting area. I thought that I should repost a series that I did on this back in 2016.
I am planning to do an update on this over the next few weeks. But, if you have not read this before, or you want to revisit it, just click on the links to the posts below. There are both excellent and strange comments made on the original posts.
Breathe, breathe in the air: Don’t be afraid to care. A blog series on Sleep-disordered breathing and orthodontic treatment: Part 1.
This was the first of a series in which I addressed the role of breathing in the aetiology of malocclusion and whether there is a role for orthodontic treatment to help reduce childhood sleep-disordered breathing (SDB).
This was the second of the series, It was about the influence of breathing on facial growth. Many claims are made about this subject, but how closely have we looked at the evidence?
This was the third and final part and orthodontics and was about the effects of orthodontic treatment.
I hope that you find these useful.
Emeritus Professor of Orthodontics, University of Manchester, UK.