A little bit about us …
Can you say OR-O-FA-CIAL MY-OL-O-GIST? That’s right, Orofacial Myologist. Quite a mouthful, isn’t it? (Pun totally intended.)
You can call me Carla.
Orofacial Myologists examine and treat the muscles of the face and mouth. Our job is to ensure harmony in the function of these muscles.
Why is this so important?
Its so kids can grow up with healthy smiles and beautiful faces.
Pretty cool huh?
There’s a reason I'm so passionate about helping these kids…
As a Dental Hygienist, I have always had a passion for prevention. So when I couldn’t find a solution for my own daughter’s thumb sucking habit, I felt if was my job to create one.
And so began a journey of many years of work and research into the area of digit sucking habits.
I opened Thumbsucking Clinic in 2011, the first clinic of its kind in Australia.
I understand that parents want to know what they can do to prevent teeth problems early. This is why Thumbsucking Clinic takes a ‘whole child’ approach.
After all, a health body and a well mind is part of having a beautiful smile.
We’re here to help families
Our Clinic gives kids the right tools and confidence they need to kick their thumb sucking habit.
We also give parents the right information and create a plan for their child’s growth and development.
Thumb and finger sucking isn’t always a cute little habit. It can cause problems with jaw and face growth, teeth positioning and function of the muscles. It can impact a child’s posture, the growth of their airways and their breathing. It can increase the need for orthodontic treatment. It can also create problems with chewing and eating behaviours and speech development.
Is our approach right for you?
Do you want to know:
Then you’re in the right place!
At Thumb Sucking Clinic, we take a unique approach to a common habit. We examine each child as an individual because….hey! No child is the same, right? As a mother myself, I know that your child is special. And their habit is too.
That’s why, at your child’s first appointment, I look at lots of different things. It’s not just about your child’s teeth and mouth.
As a mother myself, I know that you child is special.
This shows us the way to move forward so we can create a personalised treatment plan that’s right for them.
Our hands-on approach is fun and exciting for kids. Not only do we understand why they suck, we talk to them about their habit in a way that no-one else has been able to before.I