One of the primary causes of an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) known as “tongue thrust” is a thumb sucking or finger sucking habit. The orofacial myofunctional disorder or tongue thrust will remain as long as there is a sucking habit. Prolonged non-nutritive sucking habits prevent the tongue from resting on the roof of the mouth and prevent the lips from resting together. It can also result in a dental overjet and openbite and distortion of the face as well as cause speech disorders and learning differences…..A “correct rest posture” is necessary for proper development of the teeth. IAOM Certified Orofacial Myofunctional Therapists like Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic are experts at eliminating sucking habits and her program is based on positive behavior modification and is an ideal alternate treatment for hurtful appliance therapy.
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