What is a Thumb Sucking Appliance?

Thumb-sucking appliances help stop the habit.

Thumb-sucking appliances are cemented to the teeth, and stay in the mouth full time.


Thumb Sucking Appliance


Why do I need this?

  • Thumb-sucking causes changes to the bone and teeth, pushing the teeth outward.
  • If not treated, the bone and teeth will continue to be pushed outward.
  • Thumb-sucking can result in an open bite.


How does it work?

  • The appliance is placed at the roof of the mouth, which prevents the possibility of thumb-sucking.
  • Braces might be needed after the appliance is removed to bring the teeth into proper position.


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