Tongue Thrust is defined as any aberrant tongue placement while swallowing or at rest. The constant pressure of the tongue at rest against or between the teeth, along with the pushing of the tongue during swallowing, can force the teeth out of alignment. Articulation of certain sounds may also be affected by the postural position of the tongue.
A disorder of the jaw joint and muscles resulting from imbalanced muscle function and coordination.
Innovative Oral Solutions started the development of our Tongue Thrust and My MouthWorks Program, as well as the Oral Placement Appliance (OPA®), in 2007 and has been carefully designed in conjunction with orthodontists and provides proven methodology for effectiveness.
Treatment session is a 50 minute clinical hour. Program completion can vary based on severity and implementation of home carryover.
Typical program outline:
**Frequency subject to change, based on therapist recommendations **