Frenectomies Lead to Better Breathing
Your tongue position has a direct impact on your ability to breathe. Tongue tie might keep your tongue from moving out of the way of your airway. This can make your airway narrow, making it harder to breathe. You might notice that you tend to breathe through your mouth during the day.
At night, your tongue might tend to fall back and close off your airway. If your tongue partly closes your airway while you sleep, it can result in loud snoring. If your tongue fully closes off your airway, the result is obstructive sleep apnea.
Tongue tie release frees your tongue up to move out of the airway to make breathing easier both day and night.
In addition, tongue ties might lead to poor mouth development, as we mentioned earlier. This doesn’t just narrow your mouth, it narrows your airway, which reduces your ability to breathe freely. In this case, simply releasing your tongue is only part of the solution. Our Lee’s Summit dentists might also recommend holistic orthodontic treatment to expand your airway for better breathing during the day and night.