During your dental visit Aptos Drs Drew evaluate the hard palate. If it is narrow a patient could benefit from palatal expansion. The palate is 50% in the mouth and 50% in the nose. If the palate is flat and wide the nasal cavity has much more space for a higher volume of air to breathe!
Have you heard hard palatal vaults be described as “high and narrow”? If you’re unsure what you’re seeing, you can use this “Rule of Thumb” as outlined by Dr Bob Mason on orofacialmyology.com The person’s palate being examined should use their own thumb and rock the thumb side to side on the palate to see if there is room to move without the thumb becoming “squeezed”.