Dr Fatemeh Mobaraki

Habit Breaker

The habit Breaking appliances therapy involves breaking the destructive habits of dental issues in children like thumb sucking and fingers sucking.

What problems result from thumb sucking?

  1. Protruding upper anterior teeth (the upper front teeth are pushed outwards).
  2. Lower anterior teeth that lean in (the lower front teeth are pushed inwards).
  3. A condition called ‘open-bite’ which prevents the upper and lower front teeth from meeting even when the mouth is closed.
  4. Speech problems
  5. The tongue doesn’t sit well in the mouth, constricting the upper jaw and leading to a lateral cross-bite (teeth are shifted left or right)

Thumb sucking habit

Thumb sucking, or sucking on any fingers, is a common habit for young children.
If diagnosed in time, the tooth misalignment caused by thumb sucking can be treated with less invasive treatments.
Usually the habit stops within days, but the appliance remains in the mouth for approximately six months in order to make sure the practice has completely vanished.

Tongue Crib
Blue Grass Appliance

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