Here you find frequently asked questions:
What does Kieferfreund entail?
Can I buy the trainer or online one-to-sessions at a later time?
Yes, we offer upgrades for the trainer and one-to-one sessions.
What versions of the Kieferfreund App are there?
What are the differences between the different App versions?
I suffer from snoring and have problems with teeth grinding, which version should I choose?
Who is Kieferfreund suitable for?
Which specifications does my device need in order to carry out the training?
Where can I download the Kieferfreund App?
How long does the Kieferfreund training take?
Can I use Kieferfreund when wearing a dental splint?
Yes, Kieferfreund can complement dental splint therapy, as you learn to adopt a relaxed jaw position at night, without biting on your dental splint. Please consult your doctor/dentist first. Kieferfreund is not a replacement for therapeutic or medical treatment.
Can I use Kieferfreund if I wear a breathing mask/am undergoing CPAP therapy?
Yes, Kieferfreund can complement CPAP therapy. Please consult your doctor/dentist first. Kieferfreund is not a replacement for therapeutic or medical treatment.
I pre-dominantly breathe through my mouth, can Kieferfreund help me to learn to breathe through my nose?
Can I use Kieferfreund when wearing braces?
Can I use Kieferfreund when wearing a dental prosthesis?
Yes, you can use Kieferfreund if your prosthesis fits tightly. If in doubt, please contact your doctor/dentist.
I find it very tiring to adopt the correct tongue resting position. Is this normal?
Adopting the correct tongue resting position can be tiring at the beginning, as your tongue muscles are still weak. The more you practice, the more effortless it will become, as, once your tongue muscles are strengthened, the tongue requires no strength to remain in the correct resting position.
I constantly think about my tongue- is this normal?
This is a good sign and shows that you are starting to gain consciousness of your tongue’s position. Any change firstly requires a great deal of consciousness. This means that you are starting to learn the correct tongue resting position.
It feels as if my teeth no longer properly fit on each other?
Adopting the correct tongue resting position leads your masticatory muscles to relax, which, in turn, affects your entire ‘mouth-jaw-face system’. It is therefore possible, that your ‘bite’ feels slightly different than usual. This is a normal reaction. If in doubt, or if you experience pain, please contact your doctor or contact us.
My tongue always falls back into its habitual position, is this normal?
If your tongue falls back into its habitual position, solely acknowledge this and then adopt the correct tongue resting position again. Change takes time!
How do I know if I am adopting the correct tongue resting position?
Your tongue resting position is correct if you can feel all of the three tactile points on the trainer between your palate and tongue. It is important to pay attention to the rear part of your tongue, which is often weak and sags.
How do I know whether I am now automatically adopting the correct tongue resting position?
When you wake up in the morning, pay close attention to your tongue. If you find it in the correct position, then we would like to say ‘congratulations’.
My jaw and tongue feel tense after the training exercises. Why is this the case?
Just like any other muscle training, exercising the tongue and jaw muscles can lead to sore or overexerted muscles. Please note that the training exercises should be painful! If you experience sore or overexerted jaw and/or tongue muscles, please reduce the number of times you are repeating the exercises, for a two day period.
Why does the training take 21 days on average?
Scientific evidence has revealed that the human brain requires 21 days to learn a new habit. The mental audio training supports you throughout this process.
Do I need to listen to the Mindfulness Audio training in the evening?
Can I listen to the Mindfulness Audio training for more than 21 days?
Do the daily practices need to be carried out in front of a mirror?
Yes, we recommend that you carry these out in front of the mirror, so that you can see and control your movements.
Please note that Kieferfreund products (App, Trainer) complement therapy and medical treatments and should never be viewed as a replacement of these. We don’t make a diagnosis or promises of a cure. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or therapist.