bluegrass appliance

Blue Grass Appliance

This appliance is very effective for young patients who struggle with a tongue or thumb habit. It acts by disrupting the behavior or the thumb or tongue but provides an alternative to the behavior helping to break the habit. The bluegrass component itself is a Teflon roller and is recommended over beads or other smaller alternatives that can break and be swallowed.


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Treatment & Care

This appliance should be cleaned every day with toothpaste and a soft toothbrush, morning and night. Encourage the patient to give sufficient time to clean thoroughly around the appliance, gums, teeth, and bands to maintain proper hygiene and prevent inflammation. 3 minutes is recommended.


  • Wire: American Orthodontics Chromium Cobalt
  • Bead: Kentucky Blue Grass Teflon

Attachment and Band Options:

  • AO Maximum Retention Bands
  • Leone Web Bands
  • AO .022 Slot w/ Hook
  • AO Headgear and .022 Slot with Hook
  • AO MBT w/hook
  • AO Double Slot w/ Hook