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Tongue Fence

Glossary T Tongue Fence

Early intervention in oral habits like tongue thrusting, grinding, bruxism and thumb sucking (children) can prevent serious dental problems. A variety of splints and orthopedic appliances can be used in treatment.

A wire "fence" helps prevents a patient's tongue thrusting or thumb sucking. This appliance helps to guide facial muscles back to their normal position. If the appliance is used for a long-term (6-8 months) solution, additional rests can be bonded into position to help stabilize the appliance.

Tongue Fence image 1 - Saugus Dental Laser Center - Santa Clarita dentist - Victoria Prasol, D.D.S