HABIT

CONTROL

Tried and true techniques for helping your patients overcome their deleterious tongue/thumb sucking and thrusting habits.

You have several options for banding. To ensure the best end result, you should send us a model with the bands you've fitted/sized to your patient's teeth and properly placed on the model. Please thoroughly inspect this banded model for accurate band placement before you send it to us.

The second best option is to send us the bands, which you've already fitted/sized to the patient, for us to seat on the model in our lab. Put the bands in properly labelled little baggies and include them with the prescription and model.

The final option, whereby we band your model with our bands, should only be used as a last resort because its accuracy is far inferior to the first two choices. It creates a much greater chance for improper and/or uncomfortable fit for your patient. Obviously, a band fit to a plaster model is no substitution for a band fit to your patient's tooth.

Modified Bluegrass

Small beads, made in your choice of colors, roll freely around the sturdy .040" anterior lingual wire.

 

Very effective for finger and thumb sucking habits.

Lower Tongue Rake

Sharpened spurs made from .032" wire, soldered to .040" lingual wire, discourage tongue thrusting and/or thumb sucking.

Ball clasps may be used instead of the sharpened wire.

An upper Tongue/Thumb Rake is also available.

Tongue/Thumb Combination Cage

This appliance is also known as a Tongue Crib or a Tongue Guard.

It is constructed of an .040" lingual wire, to which is soldered an .036" cage frame and .032" vertical bars.

To determine the depth of the cage, we ask that you please send an opposing lower model.

Haas RPE w/Habit Breaker

We can even add  .032" loops to the
acrylic, to correct tongue and thumb habits.
  
Other than the habit loops, this appliance is constructed similarly to our standard Haas Rapid Palatal Expander.

Lower Tongue Rake

Sharpened spurs made from .032" wire, soldered to .040" lingual wire, discourage tongue thrusting and/or thumb sucking.

Ball clasps may be used instead of the sharpened wire.

Tongue/Thumb Combination Cage

This appliance is also known as a Tongue Crib or a Tongue Guard.

It is constructed of an .040" lingual wire, to which is soldered an .036" cage frame and .032" vertical bars.

Summit Orthodontic Services, Inc

343 Northmoreland Ave

PO Box 218

Munroe Falls, OH 44262

Hours

M-F  9am-5pm

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Andrea Haas

President

Carla Haas

Vice-President

PLEASE CALL, EMAIL, OR CONTACT US HERE WITH ANY QUESTIONS...THANKS!

1-800-321-9124

330-928-6023 • fax 330-928-4857

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