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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 197-201

Sudipta Kar's cribbed thumb guard: An innovative inexpensive way to treat thumb sucking

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Guru Nanak Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Sudipta Kar
21F, Charakdanga Road, Uttarpara, Hooghly - 712 258, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_63_18

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Active thumb sucking often causes malocclusion and/or facial deformity. Thumb sucking is such a detrimental habit when found in children above 6 years of age causing open bite formation, speech distortion, maxillary prognathism, posterior crossbite, mandibular retrognathism, and midline diastema. On the other hand, abnormal tongue thrusting may also cause growth disturbances of the orofacial structures and malocclusion. The present article has discussed on the management of such detrimental habits with an innovative yet a simple approach never been used before.

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