Happy Faces Orofacial Myology is owned and operated by Jaimee Stakelum. Jaimee is a Registered Dental Hygienist, trained Orofacial Myologist, Thumb Sucking Professional and a mother of two. Jaimee has over 11 years of relevant industry experience and understands that helping your little one quit a habit can be extremely stressful for the whole family.
There can be a number of underlying reasons for ongoing sucking habits. We start with a thorough assessment to determine both the root cause and the individual child’s suitability to the Thumb Sucking Professionals program. Once we understand why a child isn’t outgrowing their sucking habit we can tailor an individual plan to help them overcome it.
An oral habit assessment can be carried out from 12 months of age for parents who are concerned or would like some advice on miminimsing the impacts of sucking habits. Generally, children from the age of 5 are ready and willing to engage in the Thumb Sucking Professionals program. The program involves working closely with the child to help them understand the importance of quitting their habit and a custom “quit program” that is suited to their individual needs and interests that they will find fun and engaging.
Let Jaimee take some of the stress away and work with your child to quit oral habits and improve the growth of their face and jaws.