Brigitte is offering her services as a Buteyko Breathing Practitioner at BRACELESS CHOICE the child-friendly clinic of dentist Dr. Mariola Prokop, in Ringwood, Victoria.
If you are concerned about the correct development of your child's teeth and jaw and are considering orthodontal intervention please consider talking to Dr. Mariola Prokop first.
Conditions and symptoms directly caused by mouth-breathing or over-breathing include cranio facial abnormalities, narrow facial structure, crooked teeth, behavioural problems, poor concentration, disrupted sleep, fatigue, asthma, coughing, wheezing, breathlessness, blocked and runny nose and more.
Attending a Buteyko Breathing class at Braceless Choice your child will learn:
How to unblock the nose
To breathe through the nose only
To use correct breathing to benefit overall health
How to measure progress
How to breathe during and after physical exercise
How to support healthy breathing with diet and exercise
What to do to correct mouth breathing while asleep
Jefferson Y. As published in General Dentist. 2010 Jan-Feb;58(1):18-25; quiz 26-7, 79-80.:
"The vast majority of health care professionals are unaware of the negative impact of upper airway obstruction (mouth breathing) on normal facial growth and physiologic health. Children whose mouth breathing is untreated may develop long, narrow faces, narrow mouths, high palatal vaults, dental malocclusion, gummy smiles, and many other unattractive facial features, such as skeletal Class II or Class III facial profiles. These children do not sleep well at night due to obstructed airways; this lack of sleep can adversely affect their growth and academic performance. Many of these children are misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity. It is important for the entire health care community (including general and paediatric dentists) to screen and diagnose for mouth breathing in adults and in children as young as 5 years of age. If mouth breathing is treated early, its negative effect on facial and dental development and the medical and social problems associated with it can be reduced or averted."
Dr. Prokop, Lize Szarek, in charge of orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT), and Brigitte, are leaders in EARLY INTERVENTION. Timing is of the essence, allowing minimmal intervention to achieve permanent changes for the better WITHOUT BRACES or pulling healthy teeth.
In addition to the gentle yet affective treatment, the team at BRACELESS CHOICE get to the bottom of the problem, - mouth breathing, airway obstruction and poor facial muscle use, - offering a comprehensive program to reverse these factors and bring about permanent changes for your child's overall health.