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Indikation und Behandlungsstrategien myofunktionaler Therapie mit dem FaceFormer

Reliable Function-Focused Measurement of Perioral Musculature With the Face Former

Goal

Critical evaluation of statistical analyses of the reliability of function-focused measurements of the perioral musculature with the Face Former.
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Indikation und Behandlungsstrategien myofunktionaler Therapie mit dem FaceFormer

Indications and Treatment Strategies for Myofunctional Therapy with the Face Former

Goal

Clinical presentation of a new diagnostic and therapeutical concept for myofunctional disturbances of the facial musculature and the mandibular (jaw) musculature. Continue reading


Scientific contributions from Dr. Klaus Berndsen und Sabine Berndsen

Comparative evaluation of the effectiveness of the FaceFormer

Goal

Because there are many examples of orthodontic malpositions, soft tissue dysfunctions exist and are seen as causal factors of the malpositions. Besides the exercises, which were developed over time in context of myofunctional therapy, single therapy is also offered with supporting equipment. The goal of this study was to comparatively evaluate the effectiveness of the FaceFormer, a device which primarily modifies the soft tissue of the lips. Continue reading


Indikation und Behandlungsstrategien myofunktionaler Therapie mit dem FaceFormer

Effects of the Face Former Therapy on Snoring and Sleep Apnea

In controlled pilot study, the success of the Face Former Therapy in Patients with snoring and sleep apnea was determined. A three-month long phase of therapy of four exercises daily was necessary. One exercise unit included 20 repeats of a basic exercise and 20 repeats of minimally one circuit exercise. After three weeks if nose breathing improved through the exercise, the Face Former device was also used during night. The goal was to make a habit of nose breathing. Continue reading


Scientific contributions from Dr. Klaus Berndsen und Sabine Berndsen

FaceFormer Therapy and the Impact on Spinal Cord Position

Goal

The goal of this pilot study was to discover whether the FaceFormer therapy of Dr. Berndsen could specifically the activate the interactive musculatures of craniomandibular and cervical systems while simultaneously influencing body tension. Thereby, interest was focused especially on the impact of deviations in the areas of the spinal column and pelvis. To capture such changes, the three dimensional back scanning method (Formetric, Diers) was used. Continue reading


Scientific contributions from Dr. Klaus Berndsen und Sabine Berndsen

Better Breathing with Face Former Therapy

Goal

The goal of the pilot study was to discover whether the Face Former Therapy of Dr. Klaus Berndsen and Sabine Berndsen had a measurable positive influences on certain disorders such as snoring, sleep apnea, pain within the head, face, neck, breathing disorders and posture problems as well as on running performance.
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Scientific contributions from Dr. Klaus Berndsen und Sabine Berndsen

New Ways to Treat Functional Bruxismus

Context

Bruxismus (teeth grinding) is a pathological parafunctional activity. Conventional treatments primarily take into account the use of dental splints and psychological behavioral training. Both methods seldom attain satisfactory therapeutical results. A new method for the treatment of CMD is the Face Former Therapy® (FFT). Using Bernadine/Bernadine’s Cranio-Cervical-Myofunctional Models (CCMF), pathological disharmonies of the orofacial region should be alleviated through activation of muscle group functions and replaced by new neurophysiological behaviors.

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Scientific contributions from Dr. Klaus Berndsen und Sabine Berndsen

Evaluation of a new concept of functional therapy supporting orthodontic treatment

Persisting orofacial dysfunctions impede the normal development of the orofacial and craniocervical region and reduce the stability of any orthodontic treatment. Myofunctional therapy is a treatment concept to harmonize orofacial function and is conducted by speech therapists. Because of waiting periods before the start of treatment and the duration of myofunctional therapy an overall time period of one to two years must be taken into account between referral and end of myofunctional therapy. Furthermore, individual treatment outcome depends on several factors.
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