Can tongue thrusting be cured in adults?

Can tongue thrusting be cured in adults?

Posted in the Orthodontics Forum


Edinburgh, UK

#1 May 9, 2011
Hi, I am 32 years old and am pretty sure I have tongue thrust. The natural resting position of my tongue is on my two front teeth and I have an open bite with the front teeth protruding. My lips are constantly cracked and chapped. I wore a brace as a child which seemed to do the trick, but when I took it off the teeth pushed out again. Conscious of my appearance, at the age of 18 I had crowns fitted on my two front teeth which brought them together, but after a year or so, they had come apart again. I have since had two further set of crowns fitted, and having spent thousands of pounds, I am no better off than when I started.
I am very self conscious about the appearance of my teeth and would like to get it sorted out for good. There is a lot of stuff about curing tongue thrusting in children on the net, but I'm not sure if this could be done in adults. If I could train the tongue to rest in its correct position, would the teeth automatically fall back into place or would I need to wear a brace? Thanks for your help

Jacksonville, FL

#2 May 10, 2011
for sure you need barces with appliance called tongue spurs that train your tongue to be away from your teeth.

Gastonia, NC

#3 Jun 27, 2012
I am 64 and believe I have tongue thrust. Can this be related to stress and migraine headaches?
dr babueaden

Trivandrum, India

#4 Dec 18, 2012
you requires appliance therapy and psychological approach
100%sure u will be free from this habit

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