A 29-year-old male asked:
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Can tongue thrusting make the front teeth move down making them longer like it can move them towards? If the tongue pushed forwards and downwards when

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Dr. Anthony Sharber
37 years experience in Dentistry
Not likely: Tongue thrusting usually moves teeth laterally but the tooth resists extrusion very well in a normal healthy mouth. See your dentist for possible orthodontic treatment to guide your teeth into the correct position and control the tongue thrust before it does more harm.
Answered on Mar 13, 2016
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