Breaking oral habits and re-patterning how the muscles function, changing routine slowly over time creates muscle memory that is sustainable.
Eliminating oral habits from thumb sucking, pacifier use, blankets, nails anything that is non-nutritious sucking is a habit that needs to stop immediately!
Once the tongue position goes to the correct location the need for objects in the mouth will no longer be needed. There is a "Spot" where the tongue naturally should rest and when the tongue is in the "Spot" equilibrium is created and the need for any other object is no longer necessary.
Myofunctional training changes habits, re-patterns the oral and facial muscles to function in harmony.