Thumb Guards - Gloves to help stop habits
When it comes to thumb sucking and finger sucking, some children really do struggle to break their habit. Unfortunately, regular sucking has proven to be detrimental for growing mouths, particularly once adult teeth begin to cut through. Thumb and finger sucking put the sides of the jaw and the softer tissue at the roof of the mouth under pressure. This causes the upper jaw to narrow. A narrow jaw will prevent teeth from aligning correctly. This is a malocclusion. To read more, click below
All at sea for a thumb-sucking solution for your child? Don't force them to stop. If your child is a comfort sucker, stress from being forced to stop thumb sucking may increase their desire to continue. Success is more likely to come when your child feels in control, understands why they should quit, and has (with gentle encouragement) decided to do so for themselves. This is the time to show them our range of thumb guards, allowing them to choose the design they would most like to wear.
Thumb guards don't restrict hand mobility. The guards simply cover the thumb and are held in place by fastening across the lower palm and around the wrist. With all movements uncompromised, your child will, therefore, be able to participate in most activities while continuing to wear their thumb guard. Parents and carers, who've tried our product on their children, report that the guard helps children participate more fully now their hands are not otherwise occupied within their mouth.