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Old 08-28-2002, 09:43 AM   #1
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Thumbs down pacifier sucking and underbite

Hullo everyone:

My sister-in-law who is a dentist said that my two year old daughter has severe underbite due to her pacifier sucking habit. She thinks that if my daughter stops her pacifier habit by the end of this year the problem *may* disappear on its own. I will make her withdraw from her pacifer habit but I still cannot help but be very concerned about this problem. I was wondering if anybody on this board had a similar problem when they were younger or if you have heard anything about it. Thanks.


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Old 08-29-2002, 06:59 PM   #2
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Yes, pacifiers and thumb or finger sucking can definately cause the teeth to not line up correctly but usually only the front teeth. The thing is these are baby teeth and the real problem begins if she is still using the pacifier or thumb/finger sucking when her adult teeth start to come in, which is usually but not always around age 5-7. So you have a couple of years. Start now because if you take away pacifier, she may resort to her thumb and you will need to try to break her from it. But, that can sometimes be impossible because even if they don't go to bed with their thumb in their mouth, its usually there by morning. If nothing works just keep in mind the POSSIBILITY of your child needing orthodontic work in the future. Of course there is a chance that everything will be fine, my sister sucked her thumb up until she was 10 or so and we always knew she would need braces or more. She eventually grew out of it and has perfect teeth!

Old 08-30-2002, 05:40 PM   #3
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My daughter sucked on one during the day and all night long. At 35 her teeth are perfect.
Maybe if you have good teeth genetically it makes a difference? She has her dad's big, tough teeth.


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