Thumb & Finger Habits

thumb sucking kid

Thumb or other finger sucking habits can permanently alter the shape of a child’s palates and the relationship between their upper and lower jaws. Most children quite quit these habits on their own but in some cases intervention is needed in order to correct the behavior. Below are methods of stopping this habit:

  • Bitter nail polish
  • Thumb or Finger Guard
  • Intraoral Appliances

These items can be sourced with relative ease. Our staff is very knowledgeable and would love to talk to you about stopping your child’s sucking habit at their next check-up.