More on Thumb/Digit Sucking, myofunctional therapy

Digit - sucking habits include thumb, finger sucking and pacifier all are considered a non-nutritive sucking habit. Many changes take place in the mouth with digit sucking.  Unnatural high narrow arch is forming from pressure of the digit or digits.
Several environmental effects of Oral Habits occur dental, TMJ and or skeletal alteration, speech impairment, medical implication, infection or distortion of digit.

Dental Harm - Malocclusion includes crossbite, molding of the dental arches & palate, reshaping of the mandible/lower jaw. reshaping of condyles, alteration of lip and muscle function. Head or neck postural/mandibular functional changes possible speech concerns.

Malocclusion can cause open mouth breathing which can cause possible health concerns. Lack of oxygen to the brain.

Lip sucking can cause distortion of the tissue around the mouth.

Thumb or finger sucking causes a high vault, narrow sinus cavity.  This can cause sinus concerns in the future. 

These habits need to be corrected early in life for a healthy life.

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