May 25, 2018 · Treatment for tongue thrust tends to be similar between children and adults. One exception is the placement of an orthodontic device known as a Author: Ana Gotter.
Tongue thrust is not simply a childhood issue. Many adults also present with a forward tongue resting posture or swallowing pattern that is not ideal, without even realising. Some common signs of these issues in adults include headaches, snoring, sleep apnoea, a clicky jaw (TMJ Syndrome), tooth and gum disease and regression of orthodontic.
Tongue thrust is the forward movement of the tongue tip between the teeth to meet the lower lip during deglutition and ion sounds of speech, so that the tongue lies interdentally. Approximately 97% of newborns exhibit tongue thrust. Tongue thrust decreases .