The use of conventional soothers leads to cross-bite. It develops over time when the soother forces the tongue against the mouth floor and leads to an outwards pressure on the lower dental arch. At the same time the upper dental arch looses support from the tongue. In that sense, the pressure from the cheeks forces the upper dental arch inwards. Cross-bite requires braces later in life. In some cases the damage is so severe that it cannot be corrected. Scandinavian science concludes that 40% of all children using conventional soothers develop cross-bite.
|The tongue in its normal position in and normal mouth. The teeth’s biting surfaces fit||Traditional soothers force
the tongue down and the
dental arches develop to misfit
|For the biting surface to fit again, a posterior cross-bite develops|
Ortodent Baby Soother for Normal Development of Teeth
The name Ortodent comes from Latin and means straight tooth. Ortodent Baby Soother is not only designed to calm down the baby, but also to ensure a healthy development of the child’s teeth.