It is normal for little children to adopt habits like thumb-sucking to soothe themselves. However, if not stopped as they grow older, habits like thumb sucking, an incorrect swallowing action, mouth breathing and others can affect the development and alignment of your child’s teeth and jaws. Habit correction exercises help your child wean away from these habits, and naturally correct the position and growth of teeth. We may also use Habit-breaking appliances to reduce bad habits such as thumb and pacifier sucking, improving the health, position, and function of your child’s teeth. At Skin ‘n Smiles, our Orthodontists will assess your child’s habits and the degree of severity, and accordingly suggest solutions to correct existing and potential dental problems.