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Which Pacifier is Best?

NUK Best in test Soother study
The Pacifier Study- Four Soother Comparison

In a new study by the University of Minho, Portugal, scientists investigated the effects of different teat shapes on the development of the teeth, jaw and palate.

In comparison: the original NUK shape and three teats with a different design.

In this computer simulation from the pacifier study, the child's sucking movements can be closely observed: the tongue presses the pacifier against the palate. The less stress this causes (shown here in red), the better.

The Results

The Study Proves:


The original NUK shape is best for teeth, jaw and palate.

Our Advantages
Least pressure on the palate
Minimal realignment of the teeth
The Conclusion of the Study

NUK pacifiers have the lowest risk of teeth realignment and the lowest risk of deforming the palate.

Lower risk of malocclusions such as "open bite", "cross bite" or "incisor protrusion".Lower risk of deformation of the jaw or palate

What Experts Say About It

The results of the current study are an essential argument supporting pacifiers. (Because)... it is scientifically proven that a pacifier ̶ at least if it is the right pacifier ̶ ... has no negative influence.

Dr Christof Metzler- Paediatrician

It is to be welcomed that the current study looked for the optimal pacifier shape, because a pacifier can be helpful and gives relief.

Ingrid Lohmann- Midwife and Breastfeeding Counsellor

I think it is very good that, thanks to this study, we have a model for simulating the effect of different teat shapes [on the surrounding structures].

Dr Matthias Kiefl- Orthodontist

The current study impressively shows the extent of deformations and malocclusions caused by pacifiers that are used incorrectly and for too long.

Dr Isabell von Gymnich- Paediatric Dentist

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