The influence of function on structure is obvious in many examples and in very different parts of the body. Breathing becomes even more important. We know that it is important to breathe through the nose in order to permit the development of the face and the growth of the sinuses. Nasal breathing has many other effects, such as reducing irritation in the respiratory routes and dampening the incoming air or bettering the exchange of nitrous oxide.
Children who breathe through the nose have more energy and have less fatigue.
Peltomäki says in an article “The effect of the mode of breathing on craniofacial growth-revisited” interestingly develops the link between oral breathing and the function of growth hormones on the mandibular branch. I liked this new link.
His hypothesis is that in adenoid facies, the reduction in the growth of the mandible is due to an abnormal secretion of the growth hormone. Being able to breathe better through the nose, in his work using an adenotonsillectomywe can see an acceleration in bone growth.
Ensuring nasal breathing in children is an absolute priority.