Habits Breaking Appliances

Habits Breaking Appliances

Identifying and correcting the habits

Children tend to develop certain unhealthy oral habits such as lip biting, nail biting, tongue thrusting, thumb sucking, bruxism(teeth grinding), mouth breathing, etc. Most often, these habits stop by the age of three to four. But, if this habit continues after 4 years of age, it can change the shape of the jaws, change the position of teeth and lead to irregular arrangement of the teeth. These changes must be corrected from the early stages itself ideally by  5 years of  age. There are various appliances or devices designed to control such oral habits and are termed as habit breaking appliances. 

Some children may have a condition called mouth breathing. A blockage in the nasal cavity may be the reason for this. It can also be a sign of airway obstruction that could have negative growth effects. Smile and Glow helps to detect and treat the condition at its early stage.

Smile and Glow clinic offers a thorough examination every six months to evaluate the growth of the facial structure and provides corrective treatments for misaligned structure. Smile and glow also offer growth modulation procedures for children with deficient upper and lower jaws. Disease management methods offered by Smile and Glow dental clinic conveys the parents information and strategies for effective oral hygiene practices for their children.

Authored By : Dr. S. Hemamalathi and Dr. K. S Senthil Kumar

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