“Various treatment approaches are applied for correction of CL III malocclusion due to maxillary deficiency. However, the benefits of a simple intraoral appliance that can move the maxilla in forward position have not been reported. 25 Cl III patients with SNA < 78 degrees, SNB < or = 80 degrees and ANB < or = 0 were selected for this study. All the patients received a tongue appliance, which originally was a habit breaker. Pre- and post-treatment cephalometric images were obtained and paired t-test revealed significant increase in SNA and significant decrease in IMPA. The tongue appliance can move the Maxilla in forward position. Therefore, this simple appliance can be an alternative method for protraction of Maxilla.”
Adjusting the correct tongue posture in the mouth may be the single most important thing to attaining a more attractive face. Even as adults…
“All evidence supports the concept that forward growth of the face produces the most attractive faces.”
“The driving force for the forward growth of the face is the tongue. Gram for gram the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body. It has been calculated that it can produce 500 grams of force against the anterior teeth. This force needs to be directed up and forward into the anterior part of the upper jaw in order to:
1.create the correct shape and size of the upper jaw with room for all the adult teeth.
In children developing nasal breathing, lips together at rest, tongue on the roof of mouth,proper swallowing, and no mouth breathing becomes the most important thing for child’s health and growth. What if we are already adults? well it has been shown, that when an adult develops conditions like muscle dystrophy or they have a stroke and lose control of the muscle in the face, that adult gets gross changes in the bone structure of the face/jaws where the control of the muscles were lost. this goes to show that the bones are a lot more moldable than one would think and muscles are what’s shaping these bones in nature.