ASSIST IN QUITTING ORAL HABITS
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.