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Washington DC Non-Nutritive Finger Sucking Myofunctional Therapy Announced

In particular, Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics now offer myofunctional therapy alongside other interventions to treat common orofacial myofunctional disorders in children, like thumb, finger, and tongue sucking.

More details can be found at https://www.mychildrenschoicedental.com/thrive

Dr. Jonelle Grant Anamelechi, the primary physician at the practice’s Washington D.C., location, explains that prolonged NNS habits can cause developmental issues with the teeth, jaw, and facial muscles, as well as misalignment problems in children. With the newly expanded service, the doctor offers parents effective solutions to assist their children break these early-stage habits, thereby enhancing their eating, breathing, and speech abilities.

While NNS habits are natural and soothing for infants and young children, if left untreated and allowed to persist beyond the age of four, they can lead to complications such as abnormal tongue resting posture, reduced tongue range of motion, and swallowing and speech difficulties.

The practice’s treatments are designed to provide early intervention to correct these issues before facial growth is complete in the teenage years.

Children’s Choice’s in-house clinicians use the latest myofunctional techniques, including physical therapy of the oral musculature, to retrain the young patients’ orofacial muscles. This therapy is non-invasive and helps correct and relieve functional issues while enhancing children’s facial appearance.

Key components of the practice’s treatment involve training the child on proper swallowing, tongue placement, and nasal breathing.

By teaching these techniques and implementing physical therapy approaches, Children’s Choice promotes positive oral health outcomes for patients while averting the negative social and psychological consequences of prolonged non-nutritive sucking habits.

“Oral habits in growing children determine teeth, face, jaw, and airway development. Correcting poor habits early on can transform a child’s present and future oral health,” a clinic spokesperson said. “Through physical therapy of the oral musculature, myofunctional intervention remedies poor muscle function that would inevitably lead to diminished airway, misaligned teeth, and facial growth issues.”

Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is committed to providing quality, effective, and child-friendly dental treatments for young patients. The practice has locations in Washington D.C., and New Carrollton, MD.

Additional details about the dental practice and its pediatric treatments can be found at https://www.mychildrenschoicedental.com/

In addition to the services above, Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers frenectomy consultations for lip-tie or tongue-tie treatment.

More information can be found at https://www.mychildrenschoicedental.com/services/laser-dentistry

Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics- Washington, DC

2013 Bunker Hill Rd NE

United States

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