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The best time to start treatment during the phase of mixed dentition when your child has permanent teeth and primary teeth. Teeth and bones are the easiest moves in this phase so that the treatment has brought optimal results and reduces the risk of permanent damage from the finger sucking. To stop this damage you need to stop thumb sucking habit of your child.

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However, if you notice that your child's teeth or poorly aligned jaw earlier than this, it is a good idea to schedule a consultation at the age of 7. We can assess the extent of damage and monitor your child's growth and development of teeth, palate, and supporting bone. This will allow us to determine whether your child's mouth is naturally correct itself, or not.

How do we treat the thumb and finger sucking?

Most children will stop before they require orthodontic intervention. If orthodontic intervention is needed, it is essential that your kid is willing to work collectively and try to stop sucking their finger.

Since children develop differently, there are several options for treatment, depending on the extent of the damage that is already visible. Early intervention is important because of the amount of damage caused to the thumb sucking palate, jaw, bite, and increased tooth at a time. The previous habit is stopped, the more likely it is that the bite will correct themselves.

If we just try to kick the habit, we will use custom reminders, also called thumb sleep or wake up. A reminder habits make it difficult for sucking the thumb or finger sucking and take comfort. It was specially made and fitted on the palate. They are not removable orthodontic appliances and stay in place until the habit stops.

How Do We Treat Thumb And Finger Sucking?