Why do orthodontists use tongue guards
Saturday, 01 March 2014
I will be speaking to a group of orthodontists, some of whom refer to me. I know our position on rakes, cribs, etc. I looked in the literature and could not find any articles to tell me why orthodontists use these. Is it because they believe it is the best way to close the bite? Do they feel it is a more convenient and easy way to address open bites? Why do they opt for this? Is it based on research and training?
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Adults with low forward carriage
Monday, 02 July 2012
I have a pt (adult) that has lower resting posture and she presses the tip against her lower alveolar ridge which is now causing bone loss. She doesn't thrust so I am strictly working on rest posture. Do you have any recommendation for what exercises I should be using?