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different tmj therapies, tongue posture importance?  

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Can someone explain why tongue posture is so important, besides the fact without it the facial structure may worsen.

I keep coming across new things and it’s annoying, like FAGGA.

What do you think about tmj treatment with things like gelb appliance or any other splint? Do you need both or just one or the other.. Can proper oral posture help fix tmj and poor bite on its own? It would be nice if yes. I read tongue tie causes symptoms as well so I will be doing that. I feel my palate may not be evenly developed or canted. My jaw does deviate opening and sometimes popping. When I open my mouth one side comes out before the other (joint area).

It seems ALF treatment is 7-8k? Maybe not including the adjustments. 


This topic was modified 5 months ago by kasey
Posted : 23/09/2018 7:07 pm pleasehelpme liked
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good tongue posture is what we were meant to all have and we need it if we want to become the best version of themselves. its just as importatn as body posture. and it fixed my tmj

Posted : 23/09/2018 10:16 pm kasey liked
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I think the best approach to helping tmj is just proper oral and body posture, i.e. mewing. Chin tucked, head back, posterior third on soft palate spread out laterally to touch the back molars, teeth together but not toucing (maybe 2mm apart), lips together, chest up, shoulders back, feet hip width apart facing forward. If you do all these things and maintain for as long as possible you should lessen TMJ symptoms. Also, if you have TMJ issues, don't "hard mew". Just let the tongue *rest* on the roof of the mouth for posture, don't be pushing 24/7 because that will stress the masseter muscles and inevitably cause TMJ pain.

Posted : 24/09/2018 12:16 pm kasey liked
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What if your tmj is compressed into the joint and that's causing headaches? 

I tried mewing but it started to give me a huge headache because my jaw disc is displaced and it's pushing my mandible too far back. Should I wait for an appliance to keep my jaw in place (where it's not compressing so far back) and then start mewing? 

Posted : 24/09/2018 8:06 pm
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That’s amazing! Did you notice changes? There’s all these appliances but I feel the body can heal itself along with possible cranial work for any trauma or misalignments 

Posted : 03/10/2018 3:33 pm
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Yes its sooo confusing. I do not have jaw pain though but often feel uncomfortable in my body, maybe facial area feels fatigued a lot. Are you tongue tied at all? It seems many are in some way and that can also cause jaw pain, headaches, etc... I feel like mewing should help the lower jaw come forward but not 100% 

This post was modified 5 months ago by kasey
Posted : 03/10/2018 3:35 pm


As you undergo correction in the near future, please consider keeping records for your own sake and for others. Pictures of dental impressions, scans, medical reports reports can be very helpful even with all personally identifying information blocked out.

Your input could help many, many people

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