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 453 reviews
  1. unfortunately it didn’t Work for us. It’s uncomfortable to wear and my son refuses to wear it.

  2. I highly recommend this product to stop thumb sucking. We followed the directions and are very pleased by the results. I would encourage any parent to give this device a try.

  3. This really worked for my 4 yr old. It’s a great product and I would definitely recommend it to others

  4. We used this exactly as the directions indicated for a month and while there was some improvement, it did not break the habit. At first it brought awareness to the habit and my 3 year old wasn’t sucking anymore. Then, he started chewing on it. Then, he just started sucking the other thumb, something he’s never done before. It’s also unreasonable that 30 straps would last 30 days. It doesn’t account for getting dirty or accidentally snapping on too tight or too loose and needing to use more than one strap per day. As we were getting low on the straps, but it hadn’t been 30 days yet, I didn’t have enough time to order through TGuard to get another set before we ran out so I ordered something similar from Amazon so it would arrive sooner. That worked for a bit but once those ran out, and he was sucking the other thumb, I gave up. I wasn’t about to buy ANOTHER guard for the other hand, plus more straps. At this point, a few months later, we’re in the same place we were before starting use of this guard.

  5. I wanted this to work so bad!! I even had to buy two, bc my daughter just started ducking her other thumb. Then with two she somehow managed to David Copperfield her thumb out, and I’m not sure how she did it, but she did and now she’s regressed a bit.

  6. Worked in a span of about a week.

  7. It really did get him to stop sucking his left thumb. Now, a month later, he has regressed and is sucking his right thumb

  8. This did not work. We followed the 21 days of continuous use and all it resulted in were blisters in between my toddlers thumb and pointer finger.

  9. It really works!

  10. Before finishing the treatment on his right hand, he began sucking the finger of his left hand. We feared it wouldn’t be working. At the end of the 30-day treatment, he sucked the finger of his left hand for a few days, but then miraculously stopped. Now he doesn’t suck either finger anymore. For us it has worked!

  11. This has been a great product, however we are back to wearing them all the time after a relaps and we need more straps then come with the kit. I wish there was a way to reuse the straps and not have to cut them every time.The straps that come with it aren’t practical for all the preschool painting projects and handwashing he does.

  12. Worked for a couple nights then my daughter figured out how to take them off.

  13. I was skeptical because my son had been sucking his thumb for years and we had tried everything to stop it. However, he used these guards for two weeks and has not sucked his thumb since! It was incredible and worth every penny!

  14. This product worked for my son within 7 days.He hasn’t sucked in over 6-months. Only regret is not buying it much earlier. I have to state that he didn’t get any injury or pain to his thumb during treatment. It was such a smooth process.

  15. My seven-year-old wore his medium sized aerothumb guard for almost 30 days straight which really helped him during that time. He just had the night time habit to break, but then the thumb guard broke. Customer service was slow to respond, but they did honor their warranty. In the lapsed time, we are dealing with not as much thumb sucking, but have to start over. It has certainly helped and hopefully will help our seven year old kick the habit completely.


TGuard AeroFinger Reviews

4.8
Based on 128 reviews
1-25 of 128 reviews
  1. It definitely worked for my little girl. She sucked on her index and middle finger backwards so we had to do something so her fingers would stop growing curved. It took her a little over a month to fully get over it, but it definitely worked for her. She hasn’t wanted to suck her fingers anymore since then.

  2. My daughter sucked on her two middle fingers since she was an infant. We tried several things to try and break the habit and this was the only thing that helped! She’s 8 and has been going strong for over 3 months now. Highly recommend this product when they’re at an age they can understand and comprehend why you’re using this device.

  3. Such a great tool. My child is 9 so we waited a long time before committing to a solution, but after a tough couple days to transition it has been so smooth. I highly recommend for any parents looking for a safe and compassionate way to help break the habit.

  4. It was a very difficult process for my 6 year old, but she was self-motivated and really just needed a tool to help her end her finger sucking habit. The T-Guard was just the right tool. The first week was very rough, but we stuck it out and she was done with the habit at the end of the month. In addition to the T-Guard, we utilized some bitter-tasting nail polish, which helped particularly at night time. It was an emotionally draining process for everyone but my kid was proud of herself at the end. I would recommend this product.

  5. My child’s dentist told me about the Tguard website. My daughter had a stubborn finger sucking habit since an infant that she wanted to stop especially since it was affecting her permanent teeth cosmetically. The finger guard worked effectively, took a week to get use to and in about a month she kicked the habit. I highly recommend this product!

  6. I highly recommend this product! My daughter continuously sucked her middle and ring finger…when she was bored, tired, sleeping, ALL the time. It only took 18 days to break the habit completely. It has been 3 months and she has never once reverted back to sucking her fingers. The product fit well and did not bother her at all.

  7. We used the thumb guards first and that was successful but then our daughter started sucking her fingers so we got the finger guards but that was also successful! It’s been months now and we haven’t had any more issues! I am so grateful! Thank you! The only thing is, at first she was able to slide her thumbs/fingers out so it was hard to find the right tightness because it was too tight but not tight enough so that was a challenge. But overall this was a fantastic product and I highly recommend it!

  8. It worked! I used for both of my children and neither suck their fingers anymore!

  9. Brillant product, my 3 yr old was so pumped to earn stars each day!

  10. My daughter quit sooking her fingers with no issues at all using the tguard. Prior to this nothing was working.

  11. My kid still finds a way to wiggle his hand out, and if I may the strips a little tighter they cut his hand overnight. Still sucking his fingers

    • Hi Elena,
      Please reach out to us for troubleshooting. In most cases, a smaller size or a readjustment will solve the problem.
      Making the straps tighter is usually not the solution.
      Kind regards,
      MED et al, Inc.

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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!

  22. 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 😂

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

  24. 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!

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