Myofunctional Therapy and
Oral Habits including thumb/finger sucking, blanket sucking, prolonged pacifier/bottle use, etc., negatively influence the way that the jaw, face and airway develop.
Oral Habits such as these can also be red flags for an airway issue, Sleep Disordered Breathing and Tongue Ties.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy can work as an oral habit elimination program and address the dysfunctional muscle patterns that have resulted from the habit. It's important to address oral habits as early as possible to prevent structural changes to the face, jaw and airway.