Thumbsucking Elimination Program

Is your child ready to stop sucking their thumb? They may have tried several times; however, they have not tried Unplugging The Thumb!

Unplugging The Thumb is a program designed by OroFacial Myologist Sandra Holtzman. It is a fun, easy, and successful way to stop sucking your thumb/finger. There’s a 95% success rate within 10 days.

The success rate is unbelievable and it builds self confidence and self esteem.

Most children naturally stop thumbsucking between the ages of 2 and 4, long before the baby teeth are lost and permanent teeth take their places.

If thumbsucking persists after permanent teeth have erupted, problems with tooth alignment, such as open bite, can occur. In open bite, the upper and lower front teeth flare outwards. When the child’s mouth is closed, the upper and lower jaws do not meet. Children with open bite often have a lisp, tongue thrust, misaligned teeth, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD, TMJ).

Prevent these problems from occurring. Let your child know that it is OK to ask for help. Tell them about this program and let them decide they are ready. I’ll be here for you!

We also offer

Consultations, evaluations, and speech and language therapy

Insurance Accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield

NYC Board of Education Related Service Agreement (RSA) for both Pre-school and School-Age Children are free to parents, and transportation is refunded by the NYC Board of Education.

Private Pay is also available