Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is a proven way to re-pattern the muscles of the head and neck for proper function. Myofunctional therapy can help one achieve healthy oral posture at rest and during chewing and swallowing with research based exercises. The myofunctional therapy exercises are easy and fun. With proper coaching through myofunctional therapy a person that has a orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD) can overcome their diffciency and achieve health. OMD’s include tongue thrust, open mouth posture or weak lip seal, low tongue posture or tongue resting in the floor of the mouth, and mouth breathing. These disorders affect overall health and development in children, teenagers and adults. Most people are able to function with these disorders but have one or more of the following complaints that are directly related to myofunctional disorders, these are: head and neck pain/tension, headaches, anterior open bite, malocclusion, TMJ problems, drooling, snoring, and more.
My 11 year old daughter started myofunctional therapy with Janae on February 2016. We chose to have her start therapy due to mouth breathing, snoring, posture, teeth grinding, and speech issues. While learning more about therapy and all that Janae could help with, we knew we wanted to go for it! Janae has been amazing with our daughter, we’ve notice quite a difference in so many areas such as her speech for one. Here’s a fine example: she can say teacher before it was “cheacher”, snoring has stopped, she can chew her food with her mouth closed!!! No more slapping her food, yay! The posture of her neck and shoulders are improved and continue to improve. We are only half way through and it’s been worth it! Now we are moving across the country and will miss Janae in person but will be able to continue therapy with her because of the amazing technology we have via skype/FaceTime. I would recommend sweet Janae to everyone near and far, little or big! Thank you Janae, you have been a sweet sweet blessing to our family!
I just wanted to say that the myofunctional therapy is amazing. I am so grateful for Jenae, the results are noticeable right away. Jenae explains the exercises and makes you feel real comfortable in helping you do them. So blessed for this therapy.
We are seeing Jenae for myofuctional therapy and we also saw her to help our six year old stop sucking his thumb. I was very skeptical that the thumb sucking would stop as quickly as she said it would, but within 30 days, he completely stopped and has had no regression! We are also happy 3 months into our year long myofunctional therapy. I look forward to seeing even more progress over the next months. I would HIGHLY recommend Jenae as she is very professional and knowledgable and does a great job working with kids.
We have two girls, ages 13 and 11 years old, who have been seeing Jenae for their Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for the past six (6) months and their transformations have astonished us. Both our children had tongue thrust issues that were detrimental to their orthodontics treatment and required immediate correction before they could proceed. Honestly, we were skeptical of the treatment and its effectiveness since we didn’t know much about it. But six months later, we are here to tell you that it is worth the effort and is every bit worth the cost! Jenae is a subject matter expert in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. She takes the time to explain every exercise she proscribes and lays out a plan that is both easy to understand and follow, especially for our girls. One of the most comforting aspects of Jenae’s practice is the way in which she connects with the patients and their family; the bottom line is that she treats you like family. She sincerely cares about your progress and will do whatever is necessary to help you succeed. Her goal is not only to correct improper muscle patterns which are causing the problems, to empower her patients to achieve lasting results that will have positive impacts in other areas of their lives. We thought that the therapy was just going to correct their tongue thrusting, but to our pleasant surprise, the therapy not only overcame their tongue thrust issues, their therapy has corrected mouth breathing, snoring, and to some degree has helped our 11 year old with her headaches. We would not have believed it until we’ve actually gone through the process. Our girls have also learned lessons in accountability, follow-through, and planning/organization; skills that we would all agree are vital to raising our children right.
Jenae has not only helped our two girls, but she has also been instrumental in helping our 5 year old boy to quit his thumb sucking! Would we recommend Jenae? ABSOLUTELY! You will not be disappointed with any aspect of her therapy. She is extremely knowledgeable, communicates her objectives and expectations very clearly, and has a tender and caring demeanor that makes the entire therapy a huge success. There is no one else who will take better care of you than Jenae.
It’s been a little over 2 months since I started the myofunctional therapy and the results have been amazing. If you think you don’t have the time, you do. The little time it takes to commit is worth changing your life in a way that makes you more aware of yourself. A way that helps you create momentum in all aspects of your life and build confidence so grateful.
At the ripe old age of 61 I decided to do something I’ve always wanted to do…BRACES! I actually opted to go the Invisalign route along with the Propel Accelerated treatment. I have had the liners for six months and could not be happier, my teeth are straight for the first time in my life. In addition to Invisalign I started myofunctional therapy which are exercises used to correct tongue and lip resting postures as well as to develop correct chewing and swallowing patterns. I have never had the ability to rest my tongue on the roof of my mouth or close my lips all the way, under the guidance of Jenae who is so committed and passionate about helping people look and feel the best they can be, I now have proper tongue posture and correct swallowing techniques. I can actually whistle now and can’t stop smiling. Thanks Jenae!!!
Have been seeing Janae for a few months now and have been making good progress. I have been suffering from TMJ for years causing an off balance feeling and pain. After one visit, Janae found that my tongue and lips did not function correctly and had no strength. The placement of my tongue was wrong and I wasnt even swollowing correctly and couldnt pronounce certain words. After a few months my balance is better and making good progress with tongue, mouth, and posture changes.
I know Jenae through being a patient of Dr. Kerbs. I went through full ortho (metal brackets and all) years ago, and as part of my treatment he had me do Myofunctional Therapy. This corrected the odd posture of my tongue and greatly advanced my ortho process. Who knew?! When I got into braces, Dr. Kerbs thought I may need oral surgery to fix some issues, but by regularly doing some simple mouth/tongue exercises, the Myofunctional Therapy actually fixed everything on its own. I wish Jenae had been certified to do this therapy back then. She is so compassionate and caring about her patients, I know working directly with her would have made the experience even better!