Habit Correcting Appliances
Persistent habits such as thumb or finger sucking, or nail biting, can have a negative effect on the alignment of a child’s teeth and even the shape and development of the facial bones. Despite their best efforts, many children find it difficult to stop a habit as it is a source of comfort. There are many options to try to stop these habits, but one of the most effective methods is to have an orthodontist fit a habit correcting appliance. These are custom made appliances that are generally hidden from view and are glued to the back teeth.