What is the relationship between Orthodontic treatment and habits a patient may have?
There are many habits a person might have that can be the cause of a malocclusion or influence the position of the teeth. This can include, but is not limited to
- Abnormal tongue posture and movements eg. Protrusive resting tongue posture
- Changes in swallowing patterns eg. Tongue thrust swallowing
- Object biting habits eg. Nailbiting, pen chewing
- Sucking habits eg. Lip sucking, thumb sucking