• Creating healthy smiles

  • Nurturing development

  • Thumb Sucking Treatment


Orofacial Myology

Therapy programs for disorders that affect or prevent proper dental & facial development, helping little mouths develop to their optimal potential.

Thumb Sucking Treatments

Fun, positive & supported therapy to eliminate thumb sucking, nail biting and other oral habits affecting growth, development and ultimately self-esteem.


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Welcome to Mouth Matters

At Mouth Matters we’re all about helping little mouths to develop to their fullest potential. Incorporating the Tasmanian Thumb Sucking Clinic, Mouth Matters offers positive solutions for thumb suckers, mouth breathers, nail biters, and those with orofacial myofunctional disorders.

Orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) are disorders relating to the mouth and face. They include sucking & biting habits, mouth breathing or open mouth positioning, abnormal swallowing, tongue thrust, as well as abnormal lip, jaw or tongue position. Correct function of the muscles of the mouth & face is a key factor in facial development, tooth alignment, swallowing, speech, jaw shape and function, as well as influencing the stability of orthodontic treatment.

The treatment programs offered at Mouth Matters and the Tasmanian Thumb Sucking Clinic are designed to correct OMD and to eliminate habits that can interfere with normal growth and development of the jaws, influence teeth position, and impact on speech and swallowing.

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