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Q. How to overcome the habit of tongue thrusting?

Answered by
Dr. Vijay K. Asrani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 21, 2018

Hi doctor,

I have a habit of tongue thrusting. Now, I am using permanent retainers for the past four months. How to overcome it?

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Please say your age. Usually, tongue thrusting is done unconsciously. So initially, you should be aware of it. Habit breaking appliance can also be used, and it takes time. It can also be stopped by a process called cognitive behavioral therapy.


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