Studies have shown that approximately 13% of children will develop crossbites if they use a pacifier until age 24-36 months. With the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation (May 2005) encouraging the use of a pacifier when sleeping to prevent SIDS, the prevalence of orthodontic problems is expected to significantly increase along with the market for a pacifier that is able to prevent adverse orthodontic effects.
Our pacifier can look (size and feel) like any other orthodontic pacifier when “at rest” or in the non-active state. The sucking action activates the unique design and mechanism causing stretching of the pacifier at the designated areas. This results in a very gentle pressure laterally against the palate, similar to natural nipple expansion during breastfeeding.
Our pacifier was licensed to Tommee Tippee in 2007 and is currently being sold as the Closer To Nature line. Refer to their website for more information.
Scientifically developed, the Chewther™ trainers are specially designed to support your child's oral development in preparation for speech and feeding by supporting lip seal, muscle coordination and jaw development. Chewther™ helps your child soothe the pain associated with teething.
The concept of a Chewther™ trainer was born out of the realization that the infant has always (and knowingly) controlled their own presumed pain relief and sensory comfort by mouthing behaviors. Infants know how hard and in what area of their gum (alveolar ridge) to bite on objects. When relief is found, is it related to the biting force causing the rubbing, pressure, massaging or cooling on areas of the gums.
Chewther™ trainers respond to the infant's bite by distributing the forces as the infant determines.
Our Chewther™ trainer Teethers were licensed to Tommee Tippee in 2010 and are currently available at BABIES R US and online. Refer to the Tommee Tippee website for more information.