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Tongue Thrusts Raise Havoc While Kids Are Growing…

Example of Tongue ThrustAt Sunshine Orthodontics, we think about how many processes of the human body take place unconsciously. As we make our way through the day, we are constantly breathing, blinking, keeping our balance, and doing a thousand other tiny things we never give a second thought.

One such unconscious behavior is the way we chew and swallow our food. Virtually from birth, consuming food is such a primal act that it would never occur to most people to pay attention to the way we go about it. Infants swallow with their tongues thrusted against their gums, which is fine for babies and very young children. However, as people get a bit older, they usually change over to a swallow with the tongue placed on the roof of the mouth.

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Any day is a great day to flash a beautiful smile. You don’t have to be a movie star to have your teeth straightened before a special occasion in Wappingers Falls or Poughkeepsie NY. Everyone wants to look good for their prom, senior pictures, graduation, applying for a job or like Kathryn Heigl… getting married.

That’s right! Kathryn Heigl never worried about her teeth not being straight until she decided to get married. What was the easiest and least emotionally traumatic solution for someone who is in the spotlight and can’t be seen wearing braces… Invisalign! At Sunshine Orthodontics, we offer teens and adults the braceless alternative to having the beautiful smile you always wanted. (more…)