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Habit Breaking Appliance for Multiple Corrections
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 647649, 5 pages

Tongue thrusting and thumb sucking are the most commonly seen oral habits which act as the major etiological factors in the
development of dentalmalocclusion. This case report describes a fixed habit correcting appliance,HybridHabit CorrectingAppliance
(HHCA), designed to eliminate these habits.This hybrid appliance is effective in less compliant patients and if desired can be used
along with the fixed orthodontic appliance. Its components can act as mechanical restrainers and muscle retraining devices. It is
also effective in cases with mild posterior crossbites.


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