Posts Tagged ‘hyoid bone’

Why Tongue looks smaller with treatment?

Question to Dr. Robert Mason: In your text you say, “once muscles have been trained through treatment, a tongue that seemed definitely large has assumed a much more normal appearance”.  Can you explain this please. Answer: Yes, but you already know the answer. You will recall how the hyoid bone drops down and the tongue […]

Tongue thrust and oral cavity size

As the above-mentioned article explains, there is a difference between an anterior interdental rest posture of the tongue, and a thrust. Thrusting itself is now viewed as an adaptation to rather than a cause of malocclusion while an anterior rest posture has a strong link to the development of maintenance of some malocclusions.

Why tongue looks smaller with treatment

The adaptation is usually seen in the vertical dimension, with the base of the tongue dropping down. The hyoid is a good marker, as it also is in collapsibility studies of sleep apnea patients.

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