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THE TONGUE’S ROLE IN
PROPER PALATE DEVELOPMENT AND BREATHING1

The proper development of the oral-craniofacial system is important to ensure the masticatory and phonatory function and
physiological nasal breathing.

The tongue’s position plays an important role in the correct development of the baby’s mouth and palate. If the tongue is positioned correctly – at the top of the mouth and forwards – it will create constant pressure that allows the palate to expand and make space for dentition.

 

Moreover, a forward and upward tongue position…

  • Prevents the risk of oropharyngeal obstruction
  • Prevents snoring
  • Promotes suitable air flow

The tongue’s position plays an important role in the correct development of the baby’s mouth and palate. If the tongue is positioned correctly – at the top of the mouth and forwards – it will create constant pressure that allows the palate to expand and make space for dentition.

 

Moreover, a forward and upward tongue position…

  • Prevents the risk of oropharyngeal obstruction
  • Prevents snoring
  • Promotes suitable air flow

DO YOU KNOW

incorrect breathing can cause sleep disorders in children?

2, 3, 4

Sleep disorders in paediatric age (1-10 years) affect about 700 thousand children in Italy.² Ensuring that a baby breathes correctly, especially during the first few months, is important to ensure quality sleep.

Respiratory disorders during sleep can include:

Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) 2% to 5% incidence

Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS)

Chronic snoring, which concerns 15% of children3

Occasional snoring, which affects 9% of newborns.
This value rockets up to 33% in children aged from 2 to 6 years3,4

Respiratory disorders also can cause:

PHYSIOFORMATM is the result of the collaboration between the Chicco Baby Research Centre, paediatricians, and orthodontists of the Italian Society of Orthodontics.

Available exclusively on all Chicco pacifiers, PHYSIOFORMATM stands out for its features that promote the tongue’s physiological functions, thereby playing an active role in the harmonious development of the baby’s mouth.

PHYSIOFORMATM is the result of the collaboration between the Chicco Baby Research Centre, paediatricians, and orthodontists of the Italian Society of Orthodontics.

Available exclusively on all Chicco pacifiers, PHYSIOFORMATM stands out for its features that promote the tongue’s physiological functions, thereby playing an active role in the harmonious development of the baby’s mouth.

THE UNIQUENESS OF PHYSIOFORMA

It respects the physiological tongue position, which helps:

  • Promote proper muscle tone for the physiological development of the mouth and its functions
  • Maintain a suitable retrolingual space to promote correct breathing
  • Promote the physiological development of the palate, which is important during the permanent dentition period

Classic rounded shape position inside the mouth

Chicco shape position
inside the mouth

Comparison
of different shape

A correct oral and craniofacial development will allow the oral cavity to perform its functions without compromising a person’s general wellbeing.

THE UNIQUENESS OF PHYSIOFORMA

It respects the physiological tongue position, which helps:

  • Promote proper muscle tone for the physiological development of the mouth and its functions
  • Maintain a suitable retrolingual space to promote correct breathing
  • Promote the physiological development of the palate, which is important during the permanent dentition period

Classic rounded shape position inside the mouth

Chicco shape position
inside the mouth

Comparison
of different shape

A correct oral and craniofacial development will allow the oral cavity to perform its functions without compromising a person’s general wellbeing.

PhysioForma® Orthodontic Pacifiers

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