Habit appliances, also known ashabitbreakingappliances, bluegrassappliances, tongue cribs, thumb cribs, or palatal cribs, are specialized dentalappliancesthat are used to break detrimental dentalhabitsin children. Most commonly,habit appliancesare used to discontinue behaviors such as finger or thumb sucking.
What is habit breaking appliance?
Ahabit-breaking appliancefor thumb sucking or tongue thrusting is made of thin, metal wire. It's bonded to the back molars and goes behind the teeth so that it's not visible when your child smiles. It also doesn't interfere with eating