Tethered oral tissues can also cause permanent changes to the face and jaws. Working with an orthodontist to correct these changes may still be necessary even with a revision.
When muscle and bone war, muscle always wins. Your tongue, lips and cheeks help form the shape of your jaws. A restricted tongue can make the palate high and vaulted. Low tongue posture can promote mouth breathing which narrows the palate as well as alter the growth of the mandible.
A revision of oral restrictions in conjunction with therapy and orthodontics can restore the mouth to normal shape and function.