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The effect of dummy-sucking on the occlusion: a review

Erik Larsson
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejo/8.2.127 127-130 First published online: 1 May 1986

Abstract

In the deciduous dentition continuous dummy-sucking is almost always associated with an anterior openbite and an increased prevalence of posterior crossbite. Dummy-sucking in older children is very rare. The effect of earlier dummy-sucking in the permanent dentition is not very marked. However, there is a tendency towards an anterior rotation of the mandible.