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Orthodontic Appliances to Prevent Thumb Sucking

Do you have a child who cannot stop sucking his thumb? In Orthodontics, we know it can be a hard habit to break, so we are here to help you. Thumb-sucking brings comfort to babies and small children. But if the habit continues after permanent teeth begin to erupt, it can cause serious damage to the teeth and jaws.

Some children will benefit from the simple habit of retainer similar to what patients wear braces after they were removed, but by adding a semicircular cable to prevent thumb sucking. You can also look for the hand stopper thumb guard online.

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For some children, we found that removing the plastic tool to change the feeling of having a thumb in the mouth enough that they break the habit.

Thumb Crib

A thumb fixed palatal crib is a small metal device that is placed in the mouth and attached to the upper molars. A bed made of soldered wires to prevent the thumb from making contact with the gums behind the front teeth.

Bluegrass Appliance

If your child does not respond to traditional palatal crib, there is an alternative tool designs that can be forced. Some of these tools and tool rake bluegrass.

Rake Appliance

Alternatively, the tool rake extends in such a way to poke a thumb and prevent it from resting on the child's mouth. Although it is not very sharp, it will cause discomfort if your child attempts to suck his thumb.

Jason Chan

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