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Effects Of Thumb Sucking On Kid’s Teeth

It seems like every child today has been well used pacifiers or sucked his thumb for live content. Many parents wonder about thumb-sucking and how it will affect the teeth will grow in.

Here is some information on what thumb sucking can do to alter normal bite development. First of all, understand that suck the thumb was a very natural thing for kids to do. Some children really suck their thumb or finger while in the mother's womb. You can also pop over this website to know more about thumb sucking prevention.

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Some of the things that can happen when a child doesn't stop sucking it's thumb is that the jawbone can be completely reshaped. This is because the jawbone is still pliable and soft in this stage and can still be molded. 

The teeth that begin to grow in are usually misaligned and not positioned properly because of the thumb sucking. Many times the dental arches will be narrowed and will cause the teeth on the upper palate to tip upward and start to flare outward. On the bottom of the mouth, the teeth will be pushed inward.

This can lead to a change of the palate of the child which can result in even more changes. It may cause the child's tongue to have a poor placement in the mouth and effect the way that the child eats. 

It can become hard to chew and swallow properly. When the tongue is out of place, it can be difficult to swallow because it is not able to seal off as effectively as if it had been in the right location.

These kids might also have some trouble with their speaking and could even end up having an open bite or some kind of overbite. Because of the palate change, kids might also have their tonsils collapse and be prone to snoring.