At a glance 1 min

Bbunik, a new pacifier to protect baby teeth!

Bbunik, a new silicone orthodontic pacifier that protects babies’ teeth and corrects oral malformations, won the Silver Medal at the 2017 Concours Lépine in Paris. A great invention to help avoid spending afternoons at the orthodontist’s a few years down the line!
Bbunik, a new pacifier to protect baby teeth!
Bbunik, a new pacifier to protect baby teeth!

A true orthodontic pacifier prevents and corrects oral malformations thanks to the unique design of its mouthpiece.

Created by French dental surgeon Louis-Marie Dusserre, the first truly orthodontic pacifier prevents and corrects oral malformations thanks to the unique design of its mouthpiece. A screen at the front prevent the incisors from being pushed forward by the tongue and a bite plane aligns the teeth on the same plane.

A preventive and corrective silicone pacifier

Christened Bbunik, this 100% silicone pacifier guides teeth in the right direction and promotes proper tooth growth in babies. The pacifier fulfils a preventive and corrective purpose, enables babies to have their soothing sucking reflex while preserving their dental capital!

This orthodontic pacifier, also called a “teething pacifier” was met with great enthusiasm at the Concours Lépine in Paris and even took the Silver Medal in 2017. It has been on sale for a few months and it has a bright future ahead of it given that 80% of parents use pacifiers to soothe their babies, and in 35% of cases, regular use of a pacifier will create dental deformities that will require orthodontic treatment when the children reach their teens.

If you enjoyed this article, you'll love the next!

  • A safer needle
    At a glance 1 min

    A safer needle

    According to a World Health Organization (WHO) study, some 1.3 million people die every year from infections: hepatitis C or B or HIV, contracted as a result of accidental needle-sticking injuries. A ...

  • World's first plastic skull implant
    At a glance 2 min

    World's first plastic skull implant

    A young woman has had her entire skull replaced with a 3D-printed plastic one in the Netherlands. The 22-year-old woman was suffering from a condition that thickens the bone structure, particularly...

  • Ice-t - the really cool shirt
    At a glance 1 min

    Ice-t - the really cool shirt

    US outdoor clothing, and footwear, specialist Columbia is 75 years young this year and still churning out innovations in comfortable and protective materials. Woody Blackford, who joined the company a...