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TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint Board Index
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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)
... it is a plastic thing with acrylic on it filling in the spaces where my teeth should really be to have a good bite, so in effect it seems to me what it does is correct the bite for now, and make it slightly higher. ... (0 replies)
... i had a question abt the position of the tongue... ... (9 replies)
Appliances
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)
... so that you will know for yourself where that position is. It will help you and your doc when he will ask you to bite down. ... (63 replies)
... the tongue will rest against the roof of your mouth, maybe the tip will touch the ridge behind your upper teeth, and the teeth WILL NOT be touching.... ... (6 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)
Popping
May 22, 2008
... helped by their use, unfortunately the potential for serious negative outcome is also very high for splints". "Splints can produce irreversible occlusal and jaw position changes". Everyone agree with that? ... (7 replies)
... is realigning your jaw. When you are in a relaxed jaw position, your teeth are slightly parted, your tongue is touching the roof of your mouth, and your lips are closed. ... (7 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)
... inch before the teeth start in the back and its allowing my tongue to do crazy movements. ... (50 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... When I bite in a comfy position those "things" which connect the lips and the jaw bone are misaligned by about 3mm. ... (80 replies)
What should I do?
May 24, 2008
... atural tooth was. Sometimes a change in height equates to a slight loss in vertical dimension which in turn puts stress on the joint and forces it to a different position so that it can not work the way it should. ... (9 replies)
... that addresses the alignment of our teeth. Your son is young and a male which is very much in his favor, he has an extremely good chance of recovery with the correct treatment. Exactly as my son has. The splint didn't solve the problem with my tongue, though it did bring my lower jaw forward allowing more room for my tongue. ... (25 replies)




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