Do you know someone who thumb sucks? Did you know that If thumb sucking persists after the primary baby teeth have erupted, it can change the growth patterns of the jaw, and cause significant misalignment of the teeth.
Examination of Thumbsucking child patient can reveal the changes in the features and parts of the body. There are changes in digits, lips, shape of thumb, facial features etc. Dentists can point out the changes to parents due to thumb sucking habit.
Problems to Watch for in Children Age If any of these problems are present, it may be time to schedule an orthodontic evaluation. We may be able to make orthodontic treatment later shorter and less complicated with early evaluation.