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Thumb or finger sucking in young children (under the age of 4) is a normal occurrence and usually should not be a cause for concern. However, thumb sucking in older children can lead to significant dental and orthodontic problems.
Thumb Habit Appliance
Most children will stop thumb sucking on their own before dental problems develop. Older children will frequently stop sucking after they begin school as a result of peer pressure. Thumb sucking after the permanent teeth have started to erupt (ages 5 to 6 years) frequently causes dental problems.
The extent of the dental problems caused by thumb or finger sucking depends on the frequency and intensity of the sucking and at what age the thumb sucking is discontinued. Some dental problems may self-correct once the sucking has stopped, while others require orthodontic treatment for correction. A Thumb Habit Appliance can assist your child in stopping a thumb sucking habit.