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... Also, do look up video of and do the myofunctional exercises. They have helped me a lot with tongue posture. I find the "tongue around the world" and the "monkey face" particularly difficult and helpful. ... (18 replies)
... And I'm noticing that I tend to not have the correct tongue position for when I have my mouth closed while I'm at work. ... (18 replies)
... That is very helpful information. Thank you pip. So you would say that your breathing has become noticeably better since ALF? How do you think that the ALF brings the maxilla forward more? I can understand the widening of the maxilla and also support the second position, but have always been confused on how it can bring it further out (unless you use something like reverse... (9 replies)

... I got my upper ALF 12 months ago and have been getting it adjusted every 6 weeks. I had a really small upper arch due to bicuspid extraction for earlier orthodontic work and it had been getting smaller as my tongue wasn't in the correct swollow position (this creates outward pressure so maintaining good arch form). Also it was more constricted on the left and the ALF can be... (9 replies)
... Phase 2 typically includes braces as an option to permanently correct your "bite" after phase 1 treatment is successful. FYI, braces should never be the first step. ... (4 replies)
Braces cause tmj?
Jul 29, 2016
... a decay in my tooth and he referred me to a dentist nearby and when I opened my mouth it cracked. That dentist immediately got concerned. She asked me to see my tongue and cheek and told me there are not looking smooth which means I am grinding my teeth at night. ... (19 replies)
... you will not get better if you don't make a serious effort to correct your posture and the function of your tongue. At rest your tongue should be all the way up on the roof of your mouth. ... (1 replies)
... Your rest position should be with your tongue resting slightly on the roof of your mouth, lips together, teeth apart. The fact that you now need to focus on this may indicate things are not normal. ... (1 replies)
... orward when I was laying down sleeping. That is why he customized the seperate nighttime upper splint. It had dual purposes in that it held my jaw in a forward position and it set my bite at the correct height. ... (9 replies)
... that point. In the meantime, with the point I'm at in my current adjustments, when I bite down only my front teeth touch and I have gaps on both sides which my tongue gravitates to while I'm sleeping. With the bruxing, I essentially end up grinding on the edges of my tongue while sleeping. It is very frustrating. ... (9 replies)
... night splint for many years to protect my teeth while bruxing. When I was eventually diagnosed with TMJD, I found out that the splint put my lower jaw in a bad position and probably contributed to my TMJD development. ... (9 replies)
... midline thing since my first visit with him well over a year ago. From what I recall, my midlines weren't too far off and the splint was able get my midlines in correct position. Hopefully the braces will make that permenant. I didn't ask him about the dental vs. facial midline though. ... (39 replies)
Jan 8, 2011
... Hi guys I agree, I think most of us who have TMJ issues is largely due to a jaw that is not in the right position. I have realised that most orthodontists/dentists/surgeons don't look at your teeth/facial muscles/neck/shoudlers/jaw as working as one interrelated unit. Looking back, I think my jaw issues manifested from having orthodontics braces when I was 17 to 20 (I had 4... (11 replies)
... i had a question abt the position of the tongue... ... (9 replies)
... Why do I need to wear the splint for a year before I see an orthodontist to correct my bite? ... (16 replies)
... harm than good. She did have about a week's adjustment period to get over some muscle spasms that came from moving her jaw forward,,,along with repositioning the tongue a bit, and learning how to function in a new position. ... (8 replies)
Mar 8, 2010
... it to make it comfortable for you. Orthodics should never be uncomfortable in that sense..but they do have an adjustment period as far as getting used to the new position it puts your tongue in, and if it's repositioning your mandible. ... (2 replies)
... When I bite in a comfy position those "things" which connect the lips and the jaw bone are misaligned by about 3mm. ... (80 replies)
Dec 28, 2008
... I can't seem to impress enough on dentists the importance of this for me as my teeth used to encase my tongue and force it forward and now it feels like it is pulled back toward my throat and I find it searches for something to lean on. ... (76 replies)
... That tends to be my opinion as well - that c-spine and spinal issues start with the jaw - but I also think it may be different for each and that one must examine the sequence of events of their personal history - ie, whiplash often leads to tmj like symptoms b/c the neck is pushed out of alignment and the jaw is adversely affected as a result of that. Actually the last... (63 replies)

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