#214: Tongue Ties and Myofunctional Therapy with Jenae Ciuffreda


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On today’s episode Steph interviews Jenae Ciuffreda, a Certified Orofacial Myologist and Certified Breathing Behavior Therapist. Jenae sees both children and adults with orofacial myofunctional disorders (tongue thrust, low tongue posture, weak lip seal, open mouth posture, and mouth breathing). On today’s show she helps us understand how orofacial myofunctional therapy can help our littles ones from the moment they are born with nursing, eating, and sleeping to how they are able to focus in school and how we function as adults. It sounds complex, but she has a beautiful way of sharing it in a way that makes so much sense and makes you wonder why this isn’t something more mainstream. This information can truly change your family's life.

Topics Discussed:

  • How myofunctional therapy works
  • How it can improve sleep, feeding, and attention in kids and adults
  • Improving tongue and lip tie release outcomes
  • How to know if our child has breathing or oral pattern dysfunction
  • Tongue ties in adults

Show Notes:

Jenae Ciuffreda BS, RDH, CBBA, CSOM is a Certified Orofacial Myologist AND a Certified Breathing Behavior Analyst/Therapist practicing in North County San Diego. Jenae sees both children and adults with orofacial myofunctional disorders (tongue thrust, low tongue posture, weak lip seal, open mouth posture, mouth breathing). Jenae is trained as an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist and Breathing Behavior Analyst/Therapist under the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT) as well as the Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences and the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). Jenae has attended over 15 certification courses in restorative breathing, orofacial myofunctional therapy, airway and facial growth and development, TMD, sleep, and tethered oral tissues (frenectomy) in order to provide the absolute best solutions and care for her patients. Jenae develops customized programs for her patients to achieve maximum results. Jenae is extremely passionate about helping her patients succeed and achieve results that are life-changing.

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