Oral Habits

  • Thumb Sucking
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Fingernail Biting
  • Tongue Thrusting

 

Before orthodontic treatment can succeed, these habits must be corrected. They must stay corrected following treatment or the corrections will not be permanent.

Sometimes an abnormal habit cannot be detected before treatment begins. In such cases, we often start corrective measures once the habit is detected.

AVOID PUTTING ANY FOREIGN OBJECTS IN YOUR MOUTH SUCH AS PENS, PENCILS, BOTTLE CAPS AND BOTTLE TOPS.

Thumb Sucking

Pencil