It seems like every child today has been well used as a pacifier or suck their thumb to stay content. Many parents wonder about thumb-sucking and how it will affect the teeth will grow in. Most of the time, the children will grow out of this phase before much damage can be done for the formation of teeth but other times the children will continue this habit for many years.

If your child has this bad habit of thumb sucking than you should immediately take the step to stop thumb sucking of your kid. Here is some information about what thumb sucking can do to alter the development of a normal bite. First of all, understand that thumb sucking is a very natural thing for kids to do. Some children suck their thumbs or fingers while inside the mother's womb.

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This technique is used to help children become more comfortable with their surroundings and help them to relax. Around the age of 3 or 4, most children stop this practice and the establishment of permanent normal bite. Children who continue this practice when the permanent teeth come in are usually the ones who end up having problems.

Some things that can happen when a child does not stop sucking his thumb is that the jaw bone can be completely reshaped. This is because the jaw bone is still pliable and soft at this stage and could still be formed. Teeth begin to grow normally aligned and positioned well for sucking the thumb.