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New York, NY 10025

Habit Breaking and Appliances

Habit Breaking and Appliances

Habits such as thumb sucking, long-term pacifier use, and tongue thrusting can have an impact on your child’s oral development. They can result in an abnormal shape of the jaw and tooth positioning. At Sunshine Smiles, we work with you and your child to develop an individualized strategy to break these habits. This includes motivational counseling centered on positive reinforcement and aimed at empowering your child to stop the habits on their own. If needed, we offer custom-made appliances that provide a little extra help to curb their habit. 

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