Thumb Sucking

Thumb Sucking Can Be Harmless
To A Certain Point

So your kid sucks their thumb and you’re not sure how that will affect them in the future. The good news is that it’s a totally natural reflex that starts even when they are in the womb to help them feel secure and relaxed. But the not-so-great news is that it can be hard to stop and before too long, it may cause teeth to shift and alter their appearance and airways.

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Stop Thumb Sucking Before It’s A Problem

If we are able to slow the need for thumb sucking at an early age, it’s one of the earliest ways to promote healthy jaw growth and teeth alignment. This could mean less treatment in the future and more savings for you. The sooner we can improve the function of the mouth, the easier it is to correct the bite and jaw issues. Thumb sucking cessation is super hard and often requires the help of a supportive team. We can be your support system.

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