Thumb Sucking

Treatments FOr

Thumb Sucking

Prolonged thumb sucking into late childhood leads to permanent bite problems. Early preventative therapy is recommended to help your child naturally cease this habit.

Ongoing thumb sucking will result in a large anterior open bite, narrow upper jaw and a set-back lower jaw.

Early interventional therapy is encouraged.  Our orthodontist will assess the problem, and offer conservative solutions from a thumb wrap to a small appliance placed in the mouth to deter the thumb.

Treatment later in life will often require an expander, as well as  braces or Invisalign, combined with elastics.

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