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.

Dr. Parsons and her staff are wonderful! They are knowledgeable, kind, welcoming, honest and incredibly flexible, especially with last minute cancellations! Anxiety and nervousness are common emotions when getting braces but this staff brings a calming presence at every visit, explaining each step of the process in detail, that alleviate those feelings. They are very respectful of your time and there?s never a wait; patients are taken back immediately. My child walks out with a smile after every appointment. I highly recommend Dr. Parsons for your orthodontic needs!

— Valerie Kangas

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