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.

Great place! Dr. Parsons and her staff are both friendly and knowledgeable. They make you feel welcome and secure that you are getting the best care. The office and equipment are clean and modern and the wait times are almost nothing. My son is having his braces put on here and it has been a breeze! I only wish I had known about them when my daughter needed them.

— Ken S.

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