Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy- Exercises that help improve and restore
function in the muscles of the head and neck.
Treatments range and include:

  • Breathing re-education with Capnography
  • Buteyko breathing re-education
  • Successful release of tongue and lip ties
  • Elimination of tongue thrusting
  • Elimination of mouth breathing
  • Improve the static and dynamic function of the muscles of the head and neck
  • Improve snoring and sleep apnea
  • Improve oral rest posture
  • Establish nasal breathing
  • Improve chewing and swallowing
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD)

    Behaviors and patterns created by inappropriate muscle function and incorrect habits involving the tongue, lips, jaw and face.

    Symptoms of OMD

    Some symptoms can include: Speech distortion; particularly a frontal lisp and Chronic open mouth positioning. Dental abnormalities; such as overjet and open bite
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    Treatment of OMD

    Treatment is individualized and focus on tongue and facial resting postures, swallowing, and speech articulation. The best outcomes are achieved when prescribed exercises are practiced every day.
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    Jenae Ciuffreda BS RDH

    Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist practicing in North County San Diego, serving Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, San Marcos, Carlsbad and all of the surrounding areas.

    Jenae sees both children and adults with orofacial myofunctional disorders.

    Available hours

    • By Appointment Only

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    • 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.
      Sandra K
    • 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!
      Jessica A
    • 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
      Andy M
    • Jenae 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
      Crystal G
    • 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
      Lisa G
    • 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!!!
      Kathy B