My son (9 years old) was born with a left-sided cleft lip and palate. He also quickly manifested CMD. The mouth was constantly open, the tongue hung limply out of the mouth, permanent salivation and very poor speech quality were the result. The jaw malpositions were pre-programmed. At the same time, he constantly had a cold, and without a tympanostomy tube, new effusions quickly developed in the middle ear. This was a consequence of the anatomical anomaly but also due to the complete lack of nasal breathing. Despite conventional and consistent speech therapy, the results were poor or even non-existent.

Only the change to ISST Berndsen at the age of 3 years brought the turnaround. Establishing the FaceFormer day and night and doing exercises consistently 3 times a day according to Dr Berndsen’s instructions showed a clear improvement after only a few months, especially in the quality of speech. The salivating also came to an end quickly. The exercises continue to this day, but they are integrated into everyday life and my son now does them almost independently. Even a major speech-improving operation could be averted through the consistent use of the FaceFormer and the exercises.

Conclusion: If we had known sooner that the FaceFormer and ISST existed, we would have decided to use it right after the birth. It is certainly not always easy to practice consistently with a (small) child, but it pays off. Many thanks to Dr Berndsen and the whole team for their patience and highly competent care. Anyone who doesn’t know our son’s history can’t tell, not least because of the scientifically based concept behind the Face Former.

Family B. from HSK

In this study, the efficacy of FaceFormer Therapy and another nonapparatus myofunctional therapy method were compared. Based on the results, it was found that harmonization of orofacial dysfunctions is possible with both functional therapy concepts. However, FaceFormer therapy proved to be the more efficient method within the six-month observation period.

This study compares the efficacy of FaceFormer Therapy and another nonapparatus myofunctional therapy method. Based on the results, it was determined that harmonization of orofacial dysfunctions is possible with both functional therapy concepts. However, FaceFormer Therapy proved to be the more efficient method within the six-month observation period.

Craniocervical dysfunctions can be corrected by regular FaceFormer training. Bruxism and associated pain are reduced or completely eliminated. Most study participants were free of symptoms after only eight weeks.

In a pilot study the positive influence of the FaceFormer method on the mileage of the test persons was examined.

The development of a physiological head balance influences the posture of the cervical and lumbar spine. FaceFormer Therapy achieves this by activating the muscles of the craniomandibular and cervical system,

In a controlled study (pilot study), the success of FaceFormer Therapy in patients with snoring and sleep apnea will be evaluated. For a three-month phase, a daily therapy of 4 exercise units is required. One exercise unit comprises 20 repetitions of the basic exercise and 20 repetitions of at least one pull exercise. After approx. 3 weeks, when improved nasal breathing can be felt as a result of training, the FaceFormer is also applied at night. The goal is to get used to nasal breathing.

“Already after 14 days there was no more snoring at night and after another 4 weeks there were no more breathing stops.”
In a spontaneous phone call to our practice in 2016, the 80-year-old former farmer Karl Kaub from Büren-Brenken told us about his consistently positive experiences with FaceFormer Therapy.