Interventions for the Cessation of Non-Nutritive Sucking Habits in Children | Stop thumb sucking

Some children have non-Nutritive sucking habits suck as thumb sucking even at a later age.

Many Dentists and Orthodontists use orthodontic appliances such as palatal arch and palatal crib to help children with their thumb sucking habit.

However, there has been little evidence in the past if these appliances are effective.

Here is a study with >200 subjects on the topic.

I think there are some benefits to these appliances.

However, I do think that patient motivation to stop the thumb sucking as essential for these appliances to be effective.