Orthodontic Links

TONGUE THRUST RESOURCES
 
Tongue thrusting is when the tongue goes between the upper and lower teeth when a person swallows.  This can make problems with the bite difficult or impossible to correct during orthodontic treatment as well as reopen the bite after orthodontic treatment has been completed. 
 
If Dr. Estes or Dr. Brehnan have talked to you or your child about a tongue thrust habit these are some great resources to help retrain the tongue. 
If you would like more help with correction of this important problem please ask Dr. Brehnan or Dr. Estes for a referral to see a myofunctional therapist.  
 
Nasal Breathing and tongue and lip exercises.  This is a great video!
 
 The four goals of myofunctional therapy, why does it matter?! https://youtu.be/nU3BEJK5Ya0
 
An oldie but goodie!  Part 1 of Tongue Thrust Instructional Video https://youtu.be/4feUjLmwIsI
And Part 2  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Ce7dlUG9c&t=15s                   
 
top pop exercises, with an explanation of where the tongue should be:  https://youtu.be/NC9-8JSem4Q

 

 

 

American Association of Orthodontists

American Association of Orthodontists


American Dental Association

American Dental Association


American Board of Orthodontics

American Board of Orthodontics


Invisalign®

Invisalign®


CareCredit®

CareCredit®


College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics

College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics

Care CreditAmerican Association Of OrthodontistsAmerican Dental AssociationAmerican Board Of Orthodontics 2015Invisalign

Services