For more than 20 years, MED et al, Inc. has been working closely with pediatric dentists and pediatricians to develop an effective device to stop thumb and finger sucking. Over that time, we’ve created a product that is endorsed not only by parents, but by dentists as well. We hope that these unsolicited reviews will illustrate this fact.

For more reviews, click on the “reviews” tab, on each product page. Shown below are 15 of the latest reviews for our top selling products, TGuard AeroThumb (to stop thumb sucking) and TGuard AeroFinger (to stop finger sucking).

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TGuard AeroThumb Reviews

1-15 of 404 reviews
  1. My daughter gave up her pacifier and started sucking her thumb at 4 months old to self soothe at night/naps. It had intensified to her doing it at any downtime such as car rides, watching tv etc. as well. We tried a sticker chart, reminders, encouragement, and yucky tasting gel to help her stop, but nothing worked. She would suck either thumb so I ordered two guards, size small worked perfectly for her (3 1/2 years old and 35 lbs.) The first two weeks were the hardest but soon wearing the guards became routine. Her dexterity with the guards on was fantastic and she could still do everything as normal such as drawing/coloring, holding utensils to eat, etc. Picking out the colored bands each night and using the sticker chart were great motivators. We did small prizes during the treatment and a big prize at the end. She wore the guards 24/7 (off at bath time) for 30 days and then just at night for another 2 weeks. She just turned 4 and has had no regression! She is more engaged in activities and her front teeth started moving back to their normal position during the treatment period. I am SO thankful for this product. Sucking is such a strong habit and having the guards as a barrier was just what she needed to help her quit. I highly recommend this to any parent wanting to help their child overcome this habit. Follow the treatment plan and don’t give up. It is a hard process but 100% worth it. My daughter is so happy to be free from it!

  2. This worked wonders! I was so worried about how to get my daughter to sucking her thumb. We tried bad tasting nail polish that didn’t taste bad at all.
    She was excited to pick the colors of the bands and the sticker chart was fun and great to track our progress. I am so thankful for this product! Worth every penny!

  3. She just sucked the thumb guard as if it were her thumb.

    • Hi Benjamin,
      This happens for 2 reasons:
      1. The device is too small, and creates a seal over the thumb, rendering it useless. The child sucks over the device since the device does not break the suction as intended.
      2. The child looks like they are sucking, but are actually just stimulating the inside of their mouth. You can read more about this here: http://www.tguard.com/chewing

      Both issues can be addressed quite easily. Please reach out to us for help!
      Kind regards,
      David

  4. It would have worked but my child always got out of it unfortunately 😕

  5. TGuard is the best product to break the habit. We have used it on 3 kids.

  6. Worked wonders for my daughter! She started sucking her thumb at about 2weeks old, what I thought was a phase turned into a habit. At 14months old her teeth were already starting to shift. Thats when dad and I decided on the Tguard (after trying other methods), after just 3 weeks of wearing the Tgaurd she has completely stopped the habit. She is now 19 months and still going strong.
    I highly recommend! I sucked my fingers myself as a kid and I had to get braces as a result of the damage it caused.
    Spend the money on Tgaurd you won’t regret it!

  7. I thought my almost 7 year old daughter would never stop sucking her thumb. She had been sucking it since she was 3 months old. We tried fabric thumb guards, but at night she would just take them off in the middle of the night. So finding the TGuard gave me hope that she would finally stop since you are unable to remove it without cutting it off. Just as we were warned, the first couple of days were rough. After a week and half of wearing the guard 24/7 she was able to only wear it at night. She continued to wear it at night for another month and half and after that she was completely free of the habit! We are so thankful to have found TGuard.

  8. Our daughter asked for a solution to stop sucking her thumb we did some research and quickly found tguard. She stopped sucking her thumb in less than 3 weeks! Definitely recommend. Two thumbs up!

  9. It was either too loose and my son was able to pull it off or it was too tight and left marks on his hand. It did not work for us.

    • Hi,
      We are sorry you did not find success with our product. We encourage all customers to reach out to us in situations like this. Usually this is easily remedied with a readjustment or a different size. We’d ask you to submit a photo of the device adjusted.
      If it is adjusted well, and the size is right, we can also send a custom accessory to prevent removal, which is effective in nearly 100% of cases.
      Kind regards,
      MED et al, Inc.

  10. Unfortunately he still sucks his thumb.

    • Hi,
      We are sorry you did not find success with our product. We encourage all customers to reach out to us for troubleshooting. Typically, there are a few reasons why children continue to suck after treatment, such as:
      1. Inconsistent use of the device, or the child can remove it (the device needs readjusting)
      2. The child has a strong oral fixation, which can cause a relapse.
      Please reach out to us, we would love the opportunity to help you.
      Kind regards,
      MED et al, Inc.

  11. This is going to be my 3rd time getting it. I wish this product was more economical because I had to wait a few months before I can afford to get another one versus getting it right away.

  12. Would recommend to any parent wanting to stop their child from thumb sucking. Worked within the first 5 days, but we carried out for the whole month.

  13. This product is too good- worked for my 3 year old kid..she used for 1 month and after that she stopped sucking thumb..

  14. The thumbguard was used on my 7 year old grandson. He put in on and took it off himself. He loved the star chart. Our biggest problem was that he nibbled on and bit chunks off the t-guard.

  15. It helped in a way , but she changed fingers and she is now sucking her index . I have to start to put her a thin coton glove under the t-guard and see if it breaks the habit 100%.
    But overall, it a good thing to stop thumb sucking


TGuard AeroFinger Reviews

4.8
Based on 117 reviews
1-25 of 117 reviews
  1. Our almost 3 year old daughter had a very strong finger sucking habit, to include it being her self settling method at night, and we weren’t sure if we would be able to break it. We had tried less intrusive methods, but nothing was working. Her dentist recommended the TGuard and it worked! The first few days were tough, but eventually it became part of the routine. It did take longer than the 30 days to break her habit, and was hard at times, but definitely worth it in the end.

  2. It worked so well. He quit sucking his fingers in a week.

  3. My son was 2 years 11 months when we started treatment. I was certain we were in it for the long haul, as he sucked his finger ALL the time. After over month of using Tguard, his oral fixation remained and he was chewing through the device. We decided to take it off, to see what would happen. And the habit was GONE. No more chewing things (I think the device was more just available to him at that point) and no more sucking his finger! We are now 3 months post treatment and all still seems to be well.

  4. Tguard worked in just a couple weeks for our Kindergartner. A few months later, her teeth and finger are back to normal, and she is proud of herself. That’s the best part!

  5. This worked for about a week. Then our baby simply switched hands and, even worse, got into a routine of nail biting. Would not recommend.

  6. We loved using this product! We used it for 16 days! And that’s all we needed for our little guy to stop his habit! He was 16m when we tried! We are so glad he is done with the finger sucking! He seems to be getting less sick too!

  7. My son sucked his two middle fingers from birth. So badly that he was on prescription creams to clear his rash that developed. In 30 days, the guard stopped him. We are over ten days without the brace and he hasn’t attempted to suck on his fingers. Our pediatrician even told us to hold off on hope for this appliance, but they are now recommending it to other patients. Our daycare owner said she is happy to leave a review as well because she has never seen results like this. Your child has full function of his/her hand, but cannot get the suction or skin contact that drives the habit. I questioned this when we purchased it but I would pay triple for it! I assure you, I’ve gotten nothing for leaving this review aside from amazing results. Absolutely worth every single penny and the time. The first two days were tough but then he just slowly gave up. Follow the instructions and watch it work!

  8. After 6 years this broke the habit in about 40 days. Only wearing it at night. It’s worth it for sure. It was safe and easy to use. The draw backs are the wrist bands do not come with enough to really support the length of breaking the habit when the child needs to wear two bands because they can pull their fingers out with just one. The bands through Tguard are very expensive but you can buy cheaper bulk versions just as safe elsewhere. Well worth all of it – nothing else worked and I wish I had started with this and broken it earlier.

  9. My daughter pulled her fingers out to the point that she ripped the slots open and chewed the top off.
    She’s savage.

  10. Success!! We had a three year old finger sucker—all day all night. We implemented the finger guard as recommended and by day 6, she was done and hasn’t done it again! Highly recommend!

  11. It worked. Our 5-year-old son, who was a finger sucker since he was in the womb, kicked the habit in 30 days. I’ll admit that at first it felt mean, depriving him of his self-soothing tool. But we helped him learn breathing exercises and his teacher worked with him on other calming techniques, too. So it’s absolutely a commitment, but already it’s worth it because we haven’t had strep 16 times this school year 😂

  12. The TGuard didn’t limit my son from doing daily activities and the habit was broken!

  13. After trying many different methods to break the finger sucking habit, TGuard was the only method that was comfortable for our little one and it worked! Fours years of finger sucking was brought to an end after 42 days with the TGuard on. We loved the sticker chart reward system, it helped our son engage with the process and reap the reward of conquering his bad habit! Highly recommend!

  14. I found this on Amazon but purchased through your site. I did have to buy a second pair of wrist bands but only used a couple of the second set. I thought my 4 year old would hate this and never use it. She did hate it but we get her to agree to wear it at bedtime and we prompted her not to suck her fingers during the day because she was losing her 2 front bottom teeth. After using it for about 26 nights she stopped sucking her fingers! I am so thankful for your product and appreciate whoever invented this so much. I’ve never loved a product more.

  15. My child stopped sucking his index finger in 30 days!

  16. TGuard worked for two of our children! We tried other methods leading up to choosing TGuard such as positive encouragement, soft finger gloves, reminding them consistently to stop, etc. After a dental visit we realized we needed something that would help stop the habit more aggressively. After 45 days the habit was completely kicked and we are 6 months of finger sucking free.

  17. My daughter at 18 months stopped sucking her two fingers! She sucked those fingers since she was one month old! Took about three weeks to break this habit that I thought would carry on for years. Thank you!

  18. worked perfectly!

  19. It worked. Following the instructions they provided was critical, but I was very impressed.

  20. I was shocked at how easy this made it to break our daughter’s habit. She was almost six when we purchased this product and the immediate impact was totally unexpected. We had a few moments of high emotions but not even close to what I expected. We are about a month out from our 44 day use and have not had any relapses. I highly recommend this approach! It has been amazing for us!

  21. Great idea and product!

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