Our products have been recommended by dentists, orthodontists, and pediatricians for over 20 years, because they so effectively stop the thumb sucking habit. TGuard treats the habit quickly and painlessly, as opposed to intraoral appliances.
Don’t waste time with foul-tasting liquids. As a soft, flexible, and comfortable medical device, it has been thoroughly tested and is made to the highest standards. It’s even covered by some insurance policies.
Our products are manufactured and assembled here in the United States. All of our materials are 100% BPA-free and contain no harmful phthalates. With TGuard, you can stop thumb sucking with 100% peace of mind.
We've designed our thumb and finger sucking treatment kits to be comfortable, fun, and most of all, effective tools to break the thumb sucking habit. Learn more about TGuard Technology.
Air vents provide a consistently cool and moisture-free environment throughout the thumb sucking treatment.
Flexible, ergonomic shape ensures your child stops the thumb sucking habit in the most comfortable way possible.
Kids love to choose a different multi-colored lockband every day! Each kit contains 30 wristbands in various colors.
Instalocks not only simplify adjustment, but provide a peace-of-mind that the device is locked and cannot be removed.
HOW IT WORKS
From birth, children have an natural born instinct to suck in order to get nourishment. This sucking feeling, or suction, over time becomes associated with warmth and comfort, and by itself, provides pleasure.
Our products do not prevent the thumb or finger from going in the mouth, but they do prevent suction from forming, so there's no longer any pleasure left in the habit. Without the pleasure, children have no incentive to continue, so they break the habit quickly and pain-free.
What's so bad about thumb sucking?
Thumb sucking can cause a whole host of health and social problems for your child. Learn more.
Expensive dental work may be required to fix the damage done to the teeth and jaw.
Prolonged sucking can affect the development of the teeth and jaw. Called “malocclusion”, this condition is very serious and the dental work required to fix it can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
Thumb Sucking can be a source of teasing.
Thumb sucking is a very convenient focus for bullies, and can be the source of serious social trauma. Worse, the stress from being bullied compels children to suck more, which creates a self-reinforcing loop.
Children are far more likely to get sick when they are putting dirty thumbs and fingers in their mouth.
Every time your child puts their thumbs or fingers in their mouth, they also introduce all of the germs they picked up since they last sucked. This causes frequent illness.
Delays in Social Development
A thumb in the mouth prevents the child from speaking.
With a thumb in their mouth, children are less likely to engage with adults and peers. This effectively slows their social development.
Although no two children are the same, and your results may vary, hundreds of thousands of health professionals and parents alike agree: TGuard is an effective, easy to use tool to stop thumb sucking and finger sucking once and for all. Still not convinced? See what others have to say.
I used your appliance [T-Guard] on my six year old daughter. I had tried to curb her thumb sucking habit through educating her on its detrimental effects to her dentition. When she was willing to try and discontinue her habit, I tried using a fixed habit appliance. After 6 months with her fixed appliance she was still trying to suck her thumb. She was my toughest case. Then I . . . used your T-Guard thumb habit appliance. In 1 week I removed her fixed appliance. Within 3 weeks her habit completely stopped. Your appliance worked great. My daughter said it was comfortable and she found it highly effective in curbing not only her ability to suck her thumb, but also her desire to suck her thumb.
. . . I had the opportunity to give this kit [T-Guard] to a 12 year old child that has sucked his thumb from birth. His habit has caused a significant change in his oral structures. His mom has tried everything including a fixed orthodontic device which he was currently wearing. He had had it for several months – his mom reports that it did not slow him down a bit. After four days with your appliance [T-Guard] the mom called ecstatic with glee because her son stopped his habit. . .
I tried it first on my four year old daughter . . . Though I was extremely pleased by her immediate breaking of her thumb habit, I was even more amazed by her personality change: happier, more confident, more outgoing and more interactive with her siblings and friends.
Even though my son was only 18mths old i wanted to stop his constant thumbsucking habit. i found your product through practicon dental supply. Initially i was very skeptical, but he quit sucking in about 3 weeks, the appliance was a little big for his hand but it still worked. being a children’s dentist, i now have a relatively inexpensive resource for my patients.
I can never thank you enough for this amazing product. I bought it for one of my daughter after I wait 4 years for her to stop on her own. I tried everything nothing has worked. when she went to the dentist, the dentist told me to do something her tooth is getting deform. I finally decided to buy it after I read the review. one week only , it only took her one week to stop sucking on her thumb. thank you so much for this amazing invention.
We had tried everything we could think of to get my 7 year old daughter to quit sucking her thumb when I saw Tguard online. After 30 days with the Tguard, she was finally done! She said she does not even think about sucking her thumb anymore! This product is amazing!