Dr. Brandon specializes in the cessation of habits that create issues in the oral cavity. Theses habits include thumb sucking and tongue thrusting which are important to catch and stop at an early age to try and reduce the damage being done.
Dr. Brandon works directly with the lab to create the necessary custom appliances that will aid in the ridding of these habits. From there the child will need to come in on a routine basis to check in with Dr. Brandon so he can assess whether or not the habit has discontinued. Once the habit has discontinued, Dr. Brandon will then work to repair any damage that was done.
Why Is Habit Therapy Often Necessary?
If not rectified, thumb sucking and tongue thrusting can cause a number of issues, such as: malformation, misalignment of teeth and speech issues. If it is not corrected earlier rather than later, then extensive orthodontic treatment may be necessary.
Where to start?
If your child has any of these habits once permanent teeth are in or you notice any misalignment of jaw or teeth or speech and chewing issues please call us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Brandon.