Oral habit appliances, including fangs, spikes, spurs, and palatal cribs, may seem like a fast and easy way to correct a tongue thrust habit, but Certified Orofacial Myologists™ offer a better, long-term solution.

These orthodontic habit appliances don’t address the cause of the problem, and they don’t teach proper oral rest posture and/or swallowing patterns either.


Link to “Relapse of Anterior Open Bites Treated with Orthodontic Appliances With And Without Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy” article:

Read the IAOM’s Position Statement here: