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Have to "cup" my tongue to fit between teeth and onto palate; any precautions I should take?
I have to "cup" my tongue a little bit (fold is probably a better word) to fit it completely in between my upper teeth and make sure it touches the palate.
One of my issues is that it feels like sometimes I have to choose between applying lateral force when swallowing (and I can really feel a lot of force on my teeth when I do this) to create more tongue space, or upwards/forwards force on my palate. It feels like it's pretty hard to do BOTH effectively at the same time, or maybe I AM doing it right and it just doesn't feel like it...I try to chin tuck and stuff but it's complicated because of the way I have to contort my tongue.
Any warnings or suggestions for me? My main worry is that if I angle my tongue to fit up there and then apply force on the palate with my more pointy instead of flat tongue, that I might only push my palate up which scares me.
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