ORTHODONTICS : Childrens Crooked Teeth - Tongue Thrusting

A child's jaws and face naturally grow downwards and forwards. The jaws are constantly reshaped and influenced by the surrounding muscles of the face. 

If these muscles are functioning correctly and the tongue is in the correct position, with the mouth closed most of the time, then the growth will achieve full genetic potential. 

Tongue-thrusting

Reverse swallowing and mouth breathing can restrict the forward growth of the jaws and face. This results in insufficient space for the front and back teeth -- including the wisdom teeth. 


 
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