If your kids have oral and digit habits, such as thumb, finger, tongue and pacifier sucking, encourage them to quit as early as possible and if they are holistically ready. Why? Such habits have untoward effects on a child’s dental and oral facial muscle development.
It is crucial to correct these problems by age 3 to 4 to avoid long-term orthodontic treatment. With our help, your children can reduce these habits and ultimately outgrow it through their very own habit appliance. Our dentists will help you select the appropriate appliance to address particular oral problems, which will correct the tongue and the oral muscles.
Should you want to know more about how you can encourage your children to quit their oral and digit habits, you can meet with our pediatric dentists today. Feel free to schedule an appointment or visit our dental clinic in Fairfax, Virginia.