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What is the proper tongue and jaw posture while being unable to reach the tip and front ridges?  

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DerRoman
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I wear braces(brackets). Because my upper and lower front teeth are too close together when I'm biting, I wear a device (front tooth split, don't know the exact name) that hinders them meeting (so that I don' bite off the brackets). Because of that I can't reach the tip and front ridges with my tongue.
Also non of my theeth can touch each other. The only pressure i can apply is with the front theeth via the 'device'.

-My jaw is good in lenght but too small in width espacially in the front (probably the reason that caused crooked teeth).
-I have all my teeth (including wisdom).
-20 years old.

Now, what is the proper tongue and jaw position in this case?

I read this:  https://the-great-work.org/common-tongue-posture-mewing-problems-and-solutions/...
does this apply to my case too? The article states that if you lack side to side distance you should "fold your tongue to keep it resting along the Alveolar Ridge and Mid-Palate Ridge" does this also apply to this case?

Secondary questions:
-Is it even possible to maintain a  proper tongue posture long-term since I can't support the tongue by closing the jaw?

I didn't know this section is not for questions, but i can't delete this post...

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Posted : 18/09/2018 12:46 pm
EddieMoney
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Tongue on posterior third is most important. There is no research that shows that the incisive papilla is some sort of magical spot. The purpose of posterior third engagement is that the maxilla gets rotated by being pulled from its base essentially .

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Posted : 18/09/2018 2:53 pm
LucaM
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Posted by: EddieMoney

Tongue on posterior third is most important. There is no research that shows that the incisive papilla is some sort of magical spot. The purpose of posterior third engagement is that the maxilla gets rotated by being pulled from its base essentially .

I was told that too, caused by my overbite /Deep bite and recessed jaw i couldnt reach the spot but only lift on the 3D.

But i got thoose intense headaches and wasnt feeling Better at all.

 

So i decided to reach the front spont by Lightly separating the teeths and dropping the jaw, and voila, my head lifted Up on my spine and the headaches was gone and im felling Better everyday.

I have a V-SHAPED palate so i Think Ive always been pushing on the soft palate, so part of my problem was actually not being able to reach the front spot.

There are Many different cases and the tounge and mouth should Work as a whole creating an equal force balance and harmony between tounge, teeths and lips, focusing on one thing is not functionally correct either, and can do damage, the harmony Will get your mouth working so well that You Will forget about having a mouth, IT Will just smootlhy Work correctly.

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Posted : 18/09/2018 3:31 pm
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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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