Habit Appliances


Bluegrass Appliance–The Bluegrass is a “behavior substitution” appliance. Patients are instructed to practice rolling the Teflon bead, encouraging a distraction from thumb sucking habits.

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Habit Rake– This appliance provides negative feedback from habits by incorporating metal prongs and is intended to cause discomfort to discourage the most persistent habits.

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Habit Crib–This interference appliance features a soldered cage to discourage parafunctional habits.


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Habit Cage RPE–Thumb sucking and tongue thrust habits frequently coincide with a constricted palate. This appliances treats both simultaneously. The Habit Cage is free to move along with expansion of the arch.

habit5Dual Laminate Splint

This 4mm splint has a rigid outer shell for strength, but has a soft inner shell designed for increased patient comfort

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