Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Nail Biting
Habits that are acquired over a lifetime can sometimes produce frustration. Research shows that human beings’ ability to develop habits begins even before birth.
About half of all kids and teens bite their nails. Many don’t grow out of it, either. If you’re an adult who bites your nails, you may have done it when you were younger and just never stopped.
Some repetitive behaviors, such as nail biting, are annoying and can be harmful. It is proven that the “germ factor” is a major consideration, since a possible two million germs can be harbored under one thumbnail! Sometimes we exchange one bad habit for another. Adults are occasionally defined by their habits, both good and bad.
Myofunctional Therapy is a positive therapy which deals with changing behaviors such as thumb and finger sucking, pacifier sucking, tongue thrust, tongue sucking, open-mouth resting/breathing, and nail biting.
Goals established are attainable. Results are often life changing!