Special Offers. Self-soothing with a thumb is normal and natural in babies, but when they don't lose the habit as they grow up, thumb-sucking can cause changes to the shape of the mouth and teeth that are difficult to fix. A thumb-sucking guard helps prevent a child from putting a thumb in his or her mouth because it inhibits the satisfying feeling associated with it.
Over the last 10 years there has been a surge of pediatric dentist specialists opening offices, and as a results more attention to child oral development. Before then, the rule of thumb pun intended was that a child should stop at the time their adult teeth start to appear, about age six. Even a regular dentist will urge stopping the habit no later than six because the follow on cost of braces can be high, and also have a negative impact on their self image during crucial years.
Our products have been recommended by dentists, orthodontists, and pediatricians for over 20 years, because they so effectively stop the thumb sucking habit. TGuard treats the habit quickly and painlessly, as opposed to intraoral appliances. As a soft, flexible, and comfortable medical device, our plastic thumb guard has been thoroughly tested and is made to the highest standards.
Thumb sucking is cute and can be a great self-soother for children, but as they get older it can interfere with their speech development, cause orthodontic issues, lead to bullying and increase the risk and spread of illness. Breaking the habit can be hard, but here are six products which might just do the trick. Made from BPA and phthalate free plastic, it claims to stop thumb sucking in less than four weeks with most parents seeing results after just one.
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Many articles on this subject focus on talking to your child and offering positive reinforcement, but most toddlers are not interested giving up a constant source of pleasure. If you wait too long to stop the thumb and finger sucking, your child can have permanent changes to their jaw shape, bite, and teeth. Speech can also be affected, and many thumb suckers will need speech therapy. By age years, many thumb and finger sucking children have a gap between their upper and lower teeth and their jaw development has changed, often causing problems with speech.
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The Velcro around the wrist means they are adjustable and will fit all wrist sizes. In we were delighted to have been shortlisted for the Scottish Dental Awards for Innovation for our thumb guards. You can read more of our business awards successes here. The finger guards are worn over the middle two fingers and secured in the same way.