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1.   How Do I Know If My Tongue Is Resting Properly?

Most Significant Signs that there is a problem include:

  • Mouth breathing

  • Jaw pain, clenching, or grinding OR TMJ disorder

  • Chronic headaches

  • SNORING or noisy breathing

  • Sleep problems

  • Sleep apnea

Common Signs

  • Crowded/crooked teeth, especially in young children. There should be space for permanent teeth.

  • Upper teeth pushed out of alignment and further forward than lower teeth (overjet)

  • Open space when teeth are together that has the same shape as the tongue (small O)

  • History of braces to straighten teeth

  • Teeth moving again after orthodontics

  • Messy eating or food falling from the front of the mouth during chewing

  • Taking LARGE bites of food and/or swallowing without chewing

  • Chewing on ONE side of the mouth

  • Noisy swallowing/eating

  • Difficulty swallowing pills or requiring the pill to be placed far back into the mouth

  • Lips often open/apart

  • Tongue always visible

  • Tooth pain after waking due to the pressure of the tongue at night

2.   How can I find out if there is a problem? ​


We offer in-person and online screenings to determine if you should consider a full myofunctional evaluation. 

You can call our office at (336) 350-9263.


3.   How do I find professionals where I live?  ​


If you are concerned about facial development for your children or identified a problem with
tongue resting posture in yourself, you can get help now! Luckily there are more professionals than ever before who are treating these conditions early to promote good facial and dental development to possibly avoid braces down the road OR relapse after orthodontic treatment. 

Many of these conditions are apparent at BIRTH! Babies born with recessed lower jaws, tongue/lip ties, or who are mouth breathing during the day and/or night need immediate treatment!

We have a problem!

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