Cutie PAT Smile (0-24m) Pacifier + Teether
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Q: Who created the Cutie PAT Smile?
Dr. Trey Fellers, a Pediatric Dentist in Fairhope Alabama, designed and patented the Cutie PAT Smile.
Q: Is the Cutie PAT Smile an orthodontic pacifier?
Yes! The Cutie PAT Smile is an Orthodontic Pro pacifier. This signifies that the pacifier was designed by a professional Pediatric Dentist, with the sole intent to create a pacifier that is designed to reduce negative orthodontic effects.
Q: Is the Cutie PAT Smile the only pacifier my baby should need?
The Cutie PAT Smile was designed to be the only pacifier that your baby should need; it can be used from 0-24M. However, at Ryan & Rose, we know all babies are different! You may find that your baby prefers a different nipple shape. Keep in mind that we do recommend periodic introduction of the Cutie PAT Smile to transition your baby in the future.
Q: How does the Cutie PAT Smile promote natural oral development?
Ergonomics is key. The Cutie PAT Smile’s nipple shape allows for a more passive shape, instead of a nipple shape that wants to rebound back to its original form. This promotes the most natural shape of a child’s developing palate and bite, helping to reduce the three most common orthodontic malocclusions: anterior open bite, posterior crossbite, and increased overjet.
Q: What is special about the Cutie PAT Smile’s patented neck?
The patented shape of the Cutie PAT Smile is designed to allow your child to maintain a “closed” mouth position while using the Smile. This alone will help to significantly reduce the potential of anterior open bite and subsequent tongue thrust. Anterior open bite is when the posterior teeth are touching, and the anterior upper and lower teeth are not overlapping, or have space between them. The wider the mouth is opened during prolonged pacifier use, the more the posterior teeth will super erupt, and the more potential for anterior open bite.
Q: What is special about the Cutie PAT Smile’s nipple?
The Cutie PAT Smile’s wide nipple was designed to help prevent posterior restriction, leading ultimately to posterior crossbite. Posterior crossbite is a malalignment of the teeth where the upper arch is smaller than the lower arch; naturally, it should be the opposite. The frequency and the force behind sucking on a pacifier plays the largest role in this malocclusion. However, the wider nipple on the Cutie PAT Smile presses outwardly on the upper arch, reducing the potential for this issue.
Q: Is the Cutie PAT Smile good for breastfed babies?
The Cutie PAT Smile aims to help retain the child’s natural oral hard tissue shape, which is ideal for both breastfed and non-breastfed babies.
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*Ryan & Rose does not guarantee that the Cutie PAT Smile will prevent all orthodontic issues. We know that all babies are different. Please consult with your dentist if you have any questions and/or concerns.