Big Solutions for your little one's smile

Big Solutions for your little one's smile

Influence of non-orthodontic intervention on digit sucking and consequent anterior open bite: a preliminary study

Got a problem with a thumb sucking, finger sucking or pacifier habit at your house?

No worries.



At Thumbsucking Professionals, we have BIG solutions for little smiles.

Thumb and finger sucking is a cute little habit… for a while. But as many parents know, prolonged habits can increase the risk of issues such as: the risk of all can cause all sorts of growth and development problems such as:

Crowding and orthodontic problems

Protruded teeth

Narrow jaws

Chewing and eating difficulties

Issues with the growth of the mouth and airways
Speech problems

Posture problems

Difficulties with nose breathing

An increase in susceptibility to gastrointestinal issues, germs and parasites

Got a problem with a thumb sucking, finger sucking or pacifier habit at your house?

No worries.


Because at Thumbsucking Professionals, we have BIG solutions for little smiles.

Thumb and finger sucking is a cute little habit… for a while.But as many parents know, prolonged habits can cause all sorts of growth and development problems such as:


Crowding and orthodontic problems


Protruded teeth


Narrow jaws


Chewing and eating difficulties


Speech Problems


Posture problems


Issues with the growth of the mouth and airways


Difficulties with nose breathing


An increase in susceptibility to gastrointestinal issues, germs and parasites

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I'm looking forward to implementing this into my practice.  You've done a great job with online training resources and you've developed an excellent program for helping these families.

 

All of this is reversable

All of this is reversable

As Thumbsucking Professionals, our goal is to help every child quit their habit the healthy way.

We’re the experts in thumb, finger and pacifier sucking habits.

By the time they get to us, most parents have tried every ‘solution’ for thumb or finger sucking habits. So don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Trying to stop thumb sucking doesn’t have to be a battlefield. 

As Thumbsucking Professionals, our goal is to help every child quit their habit the healthy way.

We’re the experts in thumb, finger and pacifier sucking habits.

By the time they get to us, most parents have tried every ‘solution’ for thumb or finger sucking habits. So don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Trying to stop thumb sucking doesn’t have to be a battlefield. 

Find a Thumbsucking Professional near you

Find a Thumbsucking Professional
near you

Meet the Thumbsucking Professionals fearless leader!

I’ve been a Thumbsucking Professional since 2010, having helped hundreds of kids with oral habits at my dedicated Thumbsucking Clinic in Townsville, Queensland.

I’m a Registered Dental Hygienist of 20 plus years and the mother of 4 kids, two thumb suckers…..and my first child was the reason I got into this in the first place!

I wasn’t too worried about her sucking at first…but as she got older, I began to notice that when she closed her back teeth, her front teeth didn’t meet.  Her speech sounds weren’t right…she would thrust her tongue into the open gap between her teeth to pronounce her “s” sound, lisping.

As her upper jaw was protruding, she began to mouth breath when her thumb wasn’t in, and she was a messy eater.

It was clear to me that this was a bigger issue than just “crooked teeth.”

We tried everything (and I mean everything!!) but nothing worked!! I asked dental and speech colleagues but they shrugged…besides the Dr Google stuff, hand cages or a spikey plate, they didn’t really know either….

All I could think of was, as a mother AND a health professional, I was helpless.  What hope have other parents got?

In 2010, I did LOTS of training and began to develop my own programs at my Thumbsucking Clinic.  My daughter stopped sucking her thumb too! 10 years later I had my 3rd daughter who also was a thumb sucker – that’s another story! lol

Meet the Thumbsucking Professionals fearless leader!

I’ve been a Thumbsucking Professional since 2010, having helped hundreds of kids with oral habits at my dedicated Thumbsucking Clinic in Townsville, Queensland.

I’m a Registered Dental Hygienist of 20 plus years and the mother of 4 kids, two thumb suckers…..and my first child was the reason I got into this in the first place!

I wasn’t too worried about her sucking at first…but as she got older, I began to notice that when she closed her back teeth, her front teeth didn’t meet.  Her speech sounds weren’t right…she would thrust her tongue into the open gap between her teeth to pronounce her “s” sound, lisping.

As her upper jaw was protruding, she began to mouth breath when her thumb wasn’t in, and she was a messy eater.

It was clear to me that this was a bigger issue than just “crooked teeth.”

We tried everything (and I mean everything!!) but nothing worked!! I asked dental and speech colleagues but they shrugged…besides the Dr Google stuff, hand cages or a spikey plate, they didn’t really know either….

All I could think of was, as a mother AND a health professional, I was helpless.  What hope have other parents got?

In 2010, I did LOTS of training and began to develop my own programs at my Thumbsucking Clinic.  My daughter stopped sucking her thumb too! 10 years later I had my 3rd daughter who also was a thumb sucker – that’s another story! lol

Over the years, I developed different techniques and assessment tools to enhance my programs.

In 9 out of 10 kids, thumb and finger sucking is the symptom of a much bigger problem than anxiety or simple habit.  Once I identified these problems, successful quitting of the habit was easy.

Click here to view the types of obstacles kids can face in giving up their habit.

In 2015, my results were published in The International Dental Journal!  They showed the efficacy of my programs in closing open bite and overjet! 

Since 2018 I’ve been training other health professionals all over the world to become Thumbsucking Professionals just like me so they can help families in their area.

Over the years, I developed different techniques and assessment tools to enhance my programs.

In 9 out of 10 kids, thumb and finger sucking is the symptom of a much bigger problem than anxiety or simple habit.  Once I identified these problems, successful quitting of the habit was easy.

Click here to view the types of obstacles kids can face in giving up their habit.

In 2015, my results were published in The International Dental Journal!  They showed the efficacy of my programs in closing open bite and overjet! 

Since 2018 I’ve been training other health professionals all over the world to become Thumbsucking Professionals just like me so they can help families in their area.

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Tania Haddon-2

This course is amazing!!!   Carla is so passionate about helping patients quit these habits.  The knowledge I have gained has made me confident to guide my thumb sucking patients with treatment options. And your not on your own with ongoing mentorship.  I highly recommend this program

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