People who breathe through their mouth rather than their nose could begin to suffer from a number of different health problems, as well as making themselves more likely to need invisible braces.
This is according to Marese McDonagh, a health expert who told the Irish Times that while it may not seem important, mouth-breathing can have long-lasting repercussions.
“Mouth-breathing has far more serious consequences for health than almost any other factor, even diet. Every facet of life is affected,” he warned.
Indeed, it could cause crooked teeth because those who breathe through their mouth have small, V-shaped jaws, he explained.
Furthermore, they could develop asthma because they are over-exposed to pollutants.
People who have unwittingly been breathing through their mouth may be pleased to know that invisible braces are not as obtrusive or painful as their metal counterparts, Emma Hill of the Telegraph recently reported.
She said many adults are now flocking to have them fitted to treat teeth they have been unhappy with for years.