Habit Appliances


Tongue thrusting, and thumb sucking are the most common oral habits that interfere with proper eruption of the teeth and development of the bite. If the habit is left untreated, it can produce deleterious dental effects such as open bites, dental protrusion, and crossbite.  Dr. Parsons will design a custom habit breaker appliance to assist patients who have unsuccessfully tried to stop their habit and need a little extra help to finally quit.

 

Bruxism, or teeth grinding is another common harmful habit that can cause premature tooth wear, temperomandibular joint problems, jaw pain and  headaches. A custom and affordable night guard made by Dr. Parsons will protect your teeth from these harmful effects!!!

 

View an informational video about habit appliances below.

Parson's Orthodontics is wonderful. We've had a great experience with them and our boys' teeth look fantastic. The office is state of the art and the staff is always friendly and efficient. Dr. Parsons is great with the kids and very informative and thorough with us so we know exactly where we are in the process. Highly recommend.

— John M.

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