This is all madness. It usually results in:
•A long narrow unpleasant face
•Likelihood of snoring/sleep apnoea
•Inflamed jaw joints causing migraines and headaches
•High incidence of future collapse looking worse than when started
The real problem is the way we breathe with our mouth open at night and day. This has multiple ongoing effects:
•The tongue sits low in the mouth. It should sit in the roof of the mouth where it stimulates the best development of the face.
•A tongue thrust develops with active mouth muscle involvement when swallowing helping to cause irregular teeth.
•Hidden hyperventilation develops: the root cause of most respiratory diseases such as asthma, snoring/sleep apnoea, ear infections, repeating colds, anxiety (see Buteyko method and our breathing clinic)
•The jaw gets pushed back in the head causing inflamed jaw joints, the major cause of headaches and migraine.