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Thumb Sucking Treatment
Thumb Sucking Treatments
Welcome to Mouth Matters
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.