Habit Appliance

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Palate Expander

Many adolescent patients develop harmful habits that can dramatically affect their teeth and jaw growth. Common habits at this age include thumb, pacifier or finger sucking, tongue thrusting and nail biting. Habit appliances are usually fixed or bonded to the upper teeth over a 9-12 month period and are very effective in eliminating these harmful habits. Once the habit has been stopped the appliance is removed and followed b y a removable retainer to stabilize the teeth and prevent reoccurrence of the habit.

  • Fixed flawlessly to every mouth
  • Usually 9-12 Months Treatment
  • Eliminates Harmful Habits


It is our goal to make treatment affordable by offering several payment plans that work with your individual financial needs. Our financial manager will discuss your treatment plan which will include a breakdown of all fees before treatment is started. We offer a variety of payment options, including paid in full discounts and in-house no fee payment plans. We accept all major credit cards.


Many dental insurance plans have a lifetime orthodontic benefit. We will provide you with the paperwork insurance needs from our office so you can file for your reimbursement from your insurance company or FSA/HSA plan. Be assured that our fees are competitive with those of your in-network orthodontists.

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Call 203-762-2322 or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We'll be in touch soon.