About Us

In 1995 MED et al, Inc. offered a new approach to treat habitual (chronic) thumb sucking – ThumbGuard™ (TGuard™). Though the general concept of covering the thumb (or fingers) has been tried in the past, our attempts to refine the fastening system and the thumb cover itself were very successful. This patented concept was finalized into a treatment kit based on the proven fact that most habits, including sucking thumbs or fingers, can be broken if it not exercised for at least 3 weeks.

Initial evaluations found the appliance to be safe, gentle, fun to wear and effective in 90% of all cases of treating thumb sucking. Recommendations of these studies were implemented to improve the comfort and compliance of ThumbGuard™, which subsequently raised the success rate even higher.

Over the years, many dentists and families have recommended our product, and we decided to strengthen our name recognition by switching from “ThumbGuard” and FingerGuard” to just “TGuard.”

Listed by the U.S. FDA as a medical device, TGuard™ (formerly ThumbGuard™) has helped thousands of children to stop this, often damaging, oral habit within one month. In many cases, the habit was eliminated in less than one week.

For children who have the habit of sucking their fingers (not thumbs), we offer a similar treatment kit TGuard for fingers, FingerGuard™. All information provided here about thumb sucking and its treatment with ThumbGuard™ can be directly related to finger sucking and the solution for it – FingerGuard™.

In 2016, we introduced AeroThumb, the culmination of years of research and development. This new device achieves even better results than our original TGuard, due to it’s highly ergonomic and adjustable design. Many dentists recommend AeroThumb as the best way to stop thumb sucking.

Unsolicited testimonials from parents are clear proof of satisfaction with the offered treatments as well as with our customer service. Parents are telling us that their children become happier and their children’s self esteem has skyrocketed.

Best of all, for our U.S. customers we offer an unconditional 30 days money back guarantee.

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MED et al, Inc.

1226 Mann Drive, Suite 200

Matthews, NC 28105

Phone: (704) 321 – 0211