Washington, DC Digit & Dummy Sucking Therapy Pediatric Treatment For NNS Update

With the move, Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics now offers early-stage intervention to avert the oral and developmental issues that can arise in children due to persistent non-nutritive sucking. The practice, led by Dr. Jonelle Grant Anamelechi, recently onboarded new team members, expanding its in-house capabilities to provide a one-stop solution that addresses common orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD).

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

The recently expanded services utilize myofunctional therapy, a form of physical therapy for the mouth, to retrain orofacial muscles, correcting functional issues while enhancing the young patient’s facial appearance.

Dr. Anamelechi explains that children with habits like persistent thumb or finger sucking or being overly reliant on a pacifier can face developmental difficulties with their teeth, face, jaw, and airway. If left untreated, these conditions could lead to more severe problems like TMJ disorders and sleep apnea.

By offering an effective myofunctional intervention early enough, the pediatric dentist believes they can help set the child on a path towards improved oral health and better overall well-being.

The practice’s treatment also involves educating the child on safe swallowing techniques, proper tongue placement, and nasal breathing. Combined with the clinic’s flagship myofunctional therapy, these modalities help correct poor habits, enabling the child to feed better, breathe easier, speak clearer, and sleep better.

About Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics caters to the dental needs of newborns, toddlers, and adolescents, offering an array of preventative and treatment solutions. The practice has locations in Washington, DC, and New Carrollton, MD. Those interested in learning more about the practices’ pediatric dental and orthodontic treatments can do so by visiting https://www.mychildrenschoicedental.com

A spokesperson states, “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. Through physical therapy of the oral musculature, myofunctional intervention remedies poor muscle function that would inevitably lead to a diminished airway, misaligned teeth, and facial growth issues.”

Alongside the services above, Children’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics also provide laser frenectomy services for children born with lip-tie or tongue-tie. Interested parties can learn more about this treatment by visiting 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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