Thumb Sucking Appliances

For most children, thumb sucking a a natural reflex that helps to comfort the child. If a child is still sucking thier thumbs after their permanent teeth have begun to grow in, this can lead to misaligned teeth and improper growth of the mouth.

 

We offer a solution! Its an appliance called a fixed palatal crib, that is installed in your child’s mouth. It is placed on the roof of the child’s mouth just behind their upper teeth. This appliance usually stops thumb sucking within the first day!