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Cleft lip and palate – Consistent FaceFormer training pays off

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


When the child has fallen into the well

About 80% of children in affluent countries have crooked teeth. In the article “Billions of rip-offs with braces and nobody knows what they really bring” from 25.04.2018 the Bild Zeitung expresses a shocking suspicion. Instead of ensuring a permanently beautiful smile, braces apparently only fill the wallets of orthodontists. Read what Dr. Berndsen has to say about this.

About 80% of children in affluent countries have crooked teeth. Of course, they should not stay that way and be transformed into beautiful dentures. Children first find it chic when colourful appliances – “little clamps” – decorate their mouths.

But the treatments are not as harmless as they seem. They can cause consequential damage and often disappoint the results: Despite years of treatment, everything goes wrong because the root cause of the problem remains.

Daher ein guter Rat an alle Eltern: Verhindert von Geburt an schädliche Einflüsse auf das Zahnwachstum. Das Wichtigste: Wenn möglich, Stillen statt Flaschentrinken, keine Schnuller, Nuckeln am Daumen oder Bettzipfeln usw., Flaschen oder Tassen mit Trinkzapfen nicht verwenden, Nasenatmung statt Mundatmung.

Therefore a good advice to all parents: Prevent harmful influences on tooth growth from birth on. The most important thing: If possible, breastfeeding instead of bottle-drinking, no pacifiers, sucking on the thumb or the tips of the bed etc., do not use bottles or cups with drinking taps, nasal breathing instead of mouth breathing.

Malpositioned teeth and jaws, open mouth, ear and cold problems and bad posture are only some of the consequences of these negative influences. They should be corrected as early as possible, at the age of 3-4 years. This is the only way to avoid aggravations and later extensive treatments. Exercises with the FaceFormer are the best help here to eliminate damage that has already occurred and to prevent negative developments.