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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

Condemn thumb sucking, not the child

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Author Details : Sana Akhtar, Mohd Ghaus Ali, Neha Priya, Meenakshi Singh, Chaitra T.R*

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2020

Article Page : 117-120

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Thumb sucking or non-nutritive sucking is considered as the most prevalent oral habit. This habit can be empty or meaningful with a deep rooted psychological connection. The problem must be approached with care and understanding. Many dental problems like jaw disorders, dental caries, palatal narrowing, malocclusion, anterior open bite, movement of canine teeth, narrowing of maxilla, intrusion of anterior teeth and cross bite development are associated with thumb sucking. The treatment planning varies with the age, gender and emotional status of the child. The approach to the treatment will vary from child to child.

Keywords: Habit, Thumb sucking, Bluegrass appliance.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijodr.2019.025

How to cite : Akhtar S, Ali M G, Priya N, Singh M , T.r C, Condemn thumb sucking, not the child. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2020;5(3):117-120

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