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Tongue too long?
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Tongue too long?

Is it possible to have a tongue that is too long? I have an anterior open bite. I often feel that my tongue would stick out pass the incisors if I relax.

I am saving up and planning to get braces to correct the open bite, but would I need to be checked out by specialist about the tongue first?
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You can consult with the orthodontist about your tongue.  Sometimes the tongue will fill in the space if there's room and once the space is closed.  I would guess that it may shrink down a bit if there's no more room as the bite is being corrected.  Wearing a retainer to prevent a relapse is very important.
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