If not eliminated early, tongue thrust results in orthodontic braces at some point to make up for what the tongue did not do naturally during development.
Tongue Thrust Therapy
So what if we could go back and potentially undo some of these contributing factors at the earliest of ages rather than waiting until they are 8 and already entrenched in the reverse swallow tongue thrust patterns? This idea is so radical and revolutionary it just might change the face of tongue thrust!
I am frequently asked about what can be done with the tongue thrust kiddos who are under the age of intervention for the Stone Tongue Thrust Protocol (STTP) because they don’t have the awareness and attention to actively participate in the intensive remediation program. Should you ignore it? Wait for 8?
Most tongue thrust referrals come from orthodontists because the tongue is interfering with the growth pattern of the teeth. Some view this as a cosmetic problem and will use appliances such as baskets, spikes or even braces and retainers to discourage the tongue thrust. However, what often happens is that as soon as the appliances …
The Stone Tongue Thrust Protocol (STTP) is a revolutionary treatment protocol that, when used correctly by a Certified STTP provider, eliminates the tongue thrust efficiently. A provider who has taken the time to specialize and certify with the STTP will have a different perspective of tongue thrust and expectation for timeline of elimination.