My 11 year old son use to suck thumb in routing. Is there any remedy to remove the habit. I have heard that a plat is put on child's teeth. Will this work. Please suggest

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 06 - June - 2011, at 09:45 AM

  • If by the age of 11 he is still sucking the thumb then this habbit needs to be discontinued as this will cause serious problems with permanent dentition like protouted teeth and open bite. For this the child has to be motivated to discontinue the habbit. Yes thumb sucking habbit breaking appliance given to children and this can be removable or fixed. The fixed habbit breaking appliance gives good results. For more info you can read this article... www.identalhub.com/article_prevention-of-thumb-sucking-27.aspx

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