Early orthodontics Treatments for children: thumb sucking habit cessation

On our Early orthodontics page we have discussed various types of treatments that can help your child if his jaw is still growing. Types of early orthodontic treatments are: Expansion Thumb sucking habit cessation Interceptive extractions Growth modification (Functional/ myofunctional braces) In this blog post, Dr. Amina will talk about thumb sucking habit cessation. Thumb/digit sucking habits, also known as non-nutritive sucking habits (NNSH), are common in children aged 0-5 years old (75%). Most children will outgrow their habit by the time they are 7 years old. However, research states that 12% of children will continue NNSH after 7 years old. Why do children develop these habits? Comfort and security Learned behaviours What happens Read More…

Types of Early orthodontic Treatments: Growth modifications

On our Early orthodontics page we have discussed various types of treatments that can help your child if his jaw is still growing. Types of early orthodontic treatments are: Expansion Thumb sucking habit cessation Interceptive extractions Growth modification (Functional/ myofunctional braces) In this blog post, Dr. Amina will talk about thumb sucking habit cessation. This treatment uses functional/ myofunctional appliances to enhance the growth of the lower jaw, and correct issues with the bite and also improve the profile. We know that these braces don’t work by “growing” the lower jaw. They actually enhance any growth potential, but move the teeth in blocks. This is type of treatment is most successful before or during Read More…