05779470 is referenced by 38 patents and cites 33 patents.

The invention relates to a tongue thrust habit oral corrective device designed to be retained by the posterior teeth and to train the tongue to avoid thrusting against the front teeth during swallowing, the device comprising: a teeth-fitting segment adapted to fit under at least the upper first posterior teeth; a palatal bridge extending from the teeth-fitting segment and adapted to avoid contacting the palate; and a downward projection adapted to create, with the teeth-fitting segment and the upper projection, a rearwardly opening pouch or channel in which the user's tongue is engulfed at a central location within the mouth so that the tip of the tongue is positioned properly and accurately for initiating a normal swallow.

Title
Tongue thrust oral habit retrainer
Application Number
8/660371
Publication Number
5779470
Application Date
June 7, 1996
Publication Date
July 14, 1998
Inventor
Leon Kussick
Livingston
NJ, US
Agent
Dechert Price & Rhoads
Assignee
Kussick Orthodontic Systems
NJ, US
IPC
A61F 5/56
A61C 3/00
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