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FAQ:  Tongue Thrusting

My tongue pushes my teeth out: My dentist told me that I need to keep my tongue back so he can push my teeth back so they will be straight.

But I don't know what to do. How can I keep by tongue back so I can get my braces removed. .... Visitor from CA

Tongue thrusting is not as uncommon as many people believe. Unfortunately, many tongue thrusters don't address this issue early enough.

Thrusting is a behavior that can be "de-programmed" without too much difficulty. Get a consult with a speech therapist who specializes in this treatment.

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