Any of you mom's have experience with thumb appliance (device surgically placed in mouth) to stop thumb sucking or paci usage?
The dentist recommend a device today called thumb appliance that is surgically place in the top of the mouth to stop thumb sucking and paci usage. I was wondering if any of you ladies have experience with this.
DS age 4 is on a waiting list to be evaluated but we suspect high functioning autism. He is in preschool and we are working with OT to try and stop him from using the paci but so far nothing is working. I feel like this device would be good to stop the paci BUT I worry about how it will affect his behavior since he no longer has that comfort.