6 doctors weighed in:
Can thumbsucking affect your teeth up?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jared Plitt
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
All it takes to move teeth is a little bit of pressure and a lot of time.
If someone sucks their thumb for enough hours of the day they will cause the upper front teeth to shift.

In brief: Yes
All it takes to move teeth is a little bit of pressure and a lot of time.
If someone sucks their thumb for enough hours of the day they will cause the upper front teeth to shift.
Dr. Jared Plitt
Dr. Jared Plitt
Thank
2 comments
Dr. Jayang Vora
constant pressure from thumb will alter or change facial profile and jaw growth
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
Also many times the bottom front teeth can move backwards or retrocline, leading to anterior open bite-open space between front teeth, can cause narrow high palate , which can result in a posterior teeth crossbite.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Absolutely
Thumb or finger sucking beyond 4th b'day can lead to skeletal malformation and dental malocclusion.
Please see pediatric dentist or orthodontist for evaluation and advice.

In brief: Absolutely
Thumb or finger sucking beyond 4th b'day can lead to skeletal malformation and dental malocclusion.
Please see pediatric dentist or orthodontist for evaluation and advice.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Thank
Dr. John Liu
Dentistry
In brief: You'll need ortho!
Yes, thumbsucking can and will affect your teeth.
The pressure from both the presence of the thumb in the mouth and the sucking action will cause your teeth to shift and potentially affect your occlusion (or bite).

In brief: You'll need ortho!
Yes, thumbsucking can and will affect your teeth.
The pressure from both the presence of the thumb in the mouth and the sucking action will cause your teeth to shift and potentially affect your occlusion (or bite).
Dr. John Liu
Dr. John Liu
Thank
Read more answers from doctors