While it's quite normal for young children to suck their thumbs or use pacifiers to self-soothe, prolonged thumb sucking can potentially cause dental issues down the road. If you notice that your child isn't breaking the habit, you may want to visit an orthodontist for help. Take a look at why prolonged thumb sucking is a problem and how to address it.
Why Is Prolonged Thumb Sucking a Problem?
Thumb sucking can actually change the position of the teeth and shape the palate as a child grows.