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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

Tongue: Anatomy, functions and orthodontic implications

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Author Details : Parijat Chakraborty*, Richa Dhingra, Pratik Chandra, Ragni Tandon, Aftab Azam

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

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Malocclusion can also be caused by abnormal functions, for instance, mouth breathing, tongue thrust, swallowing, and unilateral chewing and also by abnormal postures of oral circumferential muscles like forward tongue thrust, tongue biting, and low tongue at rest. Orthodontists agree that the tongue’s habitually abnormal movement can cause a variety of malocclusions. The aim of the present literature is to enlighten the anatomy & development of tongue, along with its functions and orthodontic implications (role in malocclusion).

Keywords: Tongue, Swallowing, Mastication, Orthodontics.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijodr.2020.001

How to cite : Chakraborty P, Dhingra R, Chandra P, Tandon R, Azam A, Tongue: Anatomy, functions and orthodontic implications. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2020;6(1):1-4

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