We started with a motivational program to help this 8 year old stop her thumb-sucking habit, and her parents reported that one day was all it took! We reinforced the change with a month of follow-up, then therapy exercises to correct her other issues: mouth breathing, low rest tongue posture, poor head/neck/body posture, deviate anterior swallow causing an over-jet and open bite, poor placement of the tongue during speech, congestion, and generally poor habit patterns. In less than 6 months, her parents reported a change in her facial form, lips-closed posture and nasal breathing, improved posture and an end to poor habits.

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