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Loving the thumb/finger or the pacifier?
The question is how much is too much? When does the pleasure become deforming?

“Beneath every behavior is a feeling. And beneath every feeling is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom” – Ashley Warner, Psychologist

A sucking habit that is extended beyond the age of 3 interferes with the typical growth and development of a child’s face and jaw.

This will lead to the roof of the mouth arching up, flaring of the front upper teeth while pushing back the lower ones; all the structural deviations will greatly impact the space for a correct tongue resting posture,  creating an open bite and a tongue thrust swallowing.

Quitting the habit as early as possible is paramount and here, at MyoPlace, we can gently guide your kids to their victory.

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