Before & After
Phase I interceptive Therapy: Thumb habit appliance (no braces)
Presentation: AG was 6 years old when he came to our Oakville office with a thumb habit that he was motivated to stop but needed our help with. AG’s thumb habit was causing an open bite (preventing the teeth from meeting in the front).
Treatment Plan: Phase I therapy with thumb habit appliance (no braces were used)
Treatment time: 6 months
Outcome: After 6 months in treatment, AG’s thumb habit was eliminated which allowed his front teeth to naturally drift towards each other to close the open bite. By treating this type of bite early, we managed to reduce the likelihood of more complicated or costly treatment in the future.