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The Ace Bandage approach to digit-sucking habits.

  title={The Ace Bandage approach to digit-sucking habits.},
  author={Steven M. Adair},
  journal={Pediatric dentistry},
  volume={21 7},
  • S. Adair
  • Published 1 November 1999
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric dentistry
This article describes an at-home program to assist children with nocturnal digit-sucking habits. [...] Key Method The program involves nightly use of an elastic bandage wrapped across the elbow. Pressure exerted by the bandage removes the digit from the mouth as the child tires and falls asleep. Careful patient selection and parent education can lead to a success rate that makes the program worth attempting prior to instituting appliance therapy.Expand
Customized Bluegrass Appliance
Reminder therapy using blue grass appliance has been proven successful to intercept thumb sucking habit and is an effective treatment option with limited treatment complications.
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