Other Treatment

Orthodontia:

A variety of orthodontic devices have been designed to  train the tongue to avoid thrusting against the front teeth during swallowingOne such device includes an opening pouch or channel which engulfs the user's tongue so that the tip is positioned properly when initiating the normal swallow.

  Another option involves  attachment of cleats to the back of the front teeth before completion of orthodontic work as a reminder for clients to avoid pushing the tongue forward, and then re-positioning the cleats in back of the two front teeth after completion of the orthodontic work to ensure compliance and allow patients to recognize when they are thrusting.