Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE

Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE Zickefoose Lip Exerciser (ZLE)-Creator William Zickefoose, a foremost expert in the field of Orofaci It is a miracle worker to me and my patients.
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Thank you for your order of the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser (ZLE). It is named for William Zickefoose, a foremost expert in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for nearly 60 years and the founder of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). He also was the creator of the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser (ZLE). The Zickefoose Lip Exerciser (ZLE) is the ONLY lip exerciser I use and I

have used if for years. For years, I ordered these by the hundreds from Bill and his wife, Julie. Unfortunately, he died in 2015. At first, it was thought Bill’s older brother would take over but in 2017, his widow, Julie Zickefoose, asked me to take over which was the last thing I wanted to do but I was desperately needing more of them! Julie wrote this letter to the IAOM in 2017…

Dear Members of the IAOM:

After much deliberation, I have decided I can no longer produce or sell Bill’s creation, the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser. The only person that Bill would trust to continue his legacy is Honor Franklin and I have asked Honor to take this on. Although this is not something she wants to do, she has graciously agreed for the sake of preserving Bill’s legacy. I have transferred both my personal interest and that of OMT Materials, the design, pending patent, rights and materials to Honor Franklin of Honor Franklin Myofunctional and Speech Clinic. I, along with Bill’s family, are so pleased Honor will be carrying on the legacy of William Zickefoose in creating and marketing the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser. All orders should be sent to Honor Franklin Myofunctional and Speech Clinic at 972-233-1312 or email her assistant at [email protected]. Sincerely,
Julie Zickefoose, C.O.M.

04/29/2024

Spring is here! Take advantage of 20% off the ONLY lip exerciser needed for orofacial myofunctional therapy from April 11 - May 11!!!

Stock up on your Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE - We offer 2 sizes, a thicker one like Bill Zickefoose did and a lot thinner one that Dr. Honor Franklin made. Both cost the same but are used for different patients - age, shortened upper lip, etc. Most everyone likes the “thin” (pink or red string”) ones we use those on most of our children patients and we have a “thicker” (“blue string”) exerciser as well that we use on some adults but a lot of our adults use the pink or red string ones as well. The difference between our exercisers is in the thickness of the material and they are 1mm different.
*** Cost Regulary $20.00 each plus shipping but 20% sale price $16.00 each plus shipping***
Learn how she uses this invaluable therapy tool at https://courses.honorfranklin.com/.../MYO-Lip.../...
Contact - [email protected] to place your order.

04/16/2024

SPRING SALE!!!

Enjoy 20% off these invaluable posters demonstrating resting postures & swallowing patterns.

The two posters measure 22.5 (L) X 17 (H) each and comes laminated,

cost regulary is $90.00 for the set plus shipping.

Sale price is $72.00 for the set Plus Shipping per set
(april 10 - may 10)

Contact - [email protected] to place your order.

04/04/2024

Want proof the HONOR SYSTEM Myo Lip Competence Therapy Program works???

This 8 year old male patient achieved these results only doing TWO exercises ONCE a day using ONE therapy tool, the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE!
These awesome results occured in 10 visits over 17 months. It works!

Learn more about the self-paced online course not taught anywhere that was created by Dr. Honor Franklin of Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic based on her almost 5 decades of experience.
https://courses.honorfranklin.com/courses/MYO-Lip-Competence-Therapy-Program/?fbclid=IwAR3X-yPWhpLoeWYBeDIi3dPy75KeTay0B8njORRDt6-9v1WqCWi7N3QvOBc

03/19/2024

Look at the wonderful results so far of this 10 year old female patient in 3 months!!!
She was enrolled in the new mini-orofacial myofunctional therapy program, known as the HONOR SYSTEM Myo Lip Competency Program created by Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic based on her research from almost 50 years of specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders concentrating on lip competence and nasal breathing (via the help of an ENT and Allergist on her team) and no "tongue thrust" swallowing therapy. It's NOT the "tongue thrust" swallow that causes dental malocclusions. It's the incorrect oral REST POSTURE of the tongue and lips.

Learn more about the HONOR SYSTEM Myo Lip Competency Program here: https://courses.honorfranklin.com/courses/MYO-Lip-Competence-Therapy-Program/?fbclid=IwAR0QXdsH4N_03P-dje2tt-kVqAqTs-hb7KjdkmUzKx4XzXG6w5LBEQw8G84

03/19/2024

Look at the great progress this 8 year old girl has achieved in 5 visits over 3 months after being enrolled in the mini-orofacial myofunctional therapy program known as the HONOR SYSTEM Myo Lip Competence Therapy Program created by Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech clinic based on her almost 5 decades of specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs), concentrating on lip competence and nasal breathing (via the help of an ENT and Allergist on her team) and NO tongue therapy, NO swallowing therapy and No orthodontic treatment yet. Only doing 2 exercises ONCE a day! It WORKS!!
Note: OMT never takes the place of orthodontics.

To learn more about this Advanced Online self-paced Course: https://courses.honorfranklin.com/courses/MYO-Lip-Competence-Therapy-Program/?fbclid=IwAR0QXdsH4N_03P-dje2tt-kVqAqTs-hb7KjdkmUzKx4XzXG6w5LBEQw8G84

01/25/2024
01/22/2024

Look at the amazing progress this 7 year old girl is making just after 5 visits over 4 months in our Mini-Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Program known as the HONOR SYSTEM MYO Lip Competence Therapy Program that was created by Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic. ONLY doing TWO exercises ONCE a day using only ONE therapy tool, the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE and NO tongue therapy, NO swallowing therapy, and NO orthodontic treatment yet.

NOTE: OMT never takes the place of orthodontics.




01/08/2024

Do you want results like this on every patient without having the patient do multiple exercises 2-3 times a day using multiple therapy tools and be guaranteed you will achieve consistent awesome results on every patient?

Well, the HONOR SYSTEM MYO Lip Competence Online Advanced Course is the answer!

This Advanced Online Self-Paced Course does not include any tongue therapy or swallowing therapy or busy work!

Due to Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional Speech Clinic almost 5 decades of specializing in OMDs, she discovered lip competence or lip closure which can only occur if the patient can achieve a patent nasal airway on a consistent basis year round. By concentrating on lip competence or lip closure, the tongue will retract and the longer the lips can stay closed, the tongue will stay retracted, nature kicks in and the tongue will rest against the roof of the mouth and jaw stability occurs, freeway space is stabilized, a correct swallowing pattern occurs – and we never worked on the tongue or swallowing!

This is a new proven therapeutic approach and is the ONLY myofunctional therapy program you need for 5-12 or 13 years olds and a few other patients.
My patients, parents, and referral sources love the results achieved!

https://courses.honorfranklin.com/courses/MYO-Lip-Competence-Therapy-Program/?fbclid=IwAR2LPgIidwefgC7PVCFHMQu4mJEu0OjQD9JJ_nLm8b-IIoMwNx3uVnvliq4




12/13/2023

My Gift To You!

Save 10% on on the HONOR SYSTEM Myo Lip Competency Program!!!

Now through December 31st. Use code holiday10 at checkout.

Give yourself the gift of knowledge. See what all the fuss is about!

The HONOR SYSTEM MYO Lip Competence Course is a ONLINE SELF-PACED Advanced myofunctional course that is really TWO COURSES IN ONE!

1. Learn the ONLY orofacial myofunctional therapy program needed for 5 to 12 or 13 years old (and a few other patients) that is revolutionary, proven therapeutic new approach that achieves the most awesome results that no one else teaches or gets my results and…
2. Learn the secrets from a true orofacial myofunctional expert what she has done and what she feels is needed to become a truly successful and profitable orofacial myofunctional therapist that is not taught anywhere because no one has her decades of experience or her proof. She will be sharing lots of before and after photos and videos of her actual patients – plus you will have access to mentoring form her.
Her goal is for ALL orofacial myofunctional therapists to be as successful as she is.

What are you waiting for?






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12/01/2023
11/20/2023
10/19/2023

Have you taken multiple myofunctional courses only to discover you have no idea where to start, what to do or how to get successful results?

Well, here's the answer...

Learn a new, proven, revolutionary Advanced myofunctional therapy program for 5 to 12 - 13 year olds created by an orofacial myofunctional therapy expert based on her almost 5 decades experience specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs).

Learn the secrets of how to provide excellent patient care, get awesome results, attract new referrals, and increase your profitability.

It’s time to invest in yourself, your patients and your career.

https://courses.honorfranklin.com/.../MYO-Lip.../...

09/01/2023

This Advanced course is a game changer.

I'm Honor Franklin, PhD, MS, CCC-SLP, COM®

I created this Advanced course because I felt there was a need.

This Advanced course is a more practical, proven approach to therapy and one that does not involve busy work with lots of exercises to practice or lots of different therapy tools and, more importantly, one that achieves excellent results that elevates and improves patient care.

Remember … I was taught and have heard the same conflicting and confusing information from so many so called “authorities” that you have heard and are being taught in myofunctional courses, lectures, podcasts, YouTubes, etc. but I learned to challenge these teachings because I just wasn’t getting results. There was no road map—just a lot of exercises and a lot of busy work—but no successful results and NO proof—just verbal claims. Plus, I learned some of the exercises still being taught today could actually harm my patients. That won’t happen here.

I have the solution, and I'm about to share it with you.

But, get ready, because what I am about to share is not taught anywhere and is completely different from any course you have ever taken.

https://courses.honorfranklin.com/courses/MYO-Lip-Competence-Therapy-Program/

09/01/2023




08/18/2023

I know I’ve mentioned I’ll do a video and I will, but as a prelude, wanted to share the data on the first 2,000 cases I did for kids with SDB once I qualified as an ENT….

This is what I found:

718 of these had their tonsils out
Of those 718:
597 had large tonsils
-87% of these were mouth breathers

121 had small tonsils
-92% of these were mouth breathers

So mouth breathing in kids needing airway surgery is pretty common and the size of the tonsils can be big or small with equal rates (roughly) of mouth breathing regardless of the tonsil size

Then i just focussed on the mouth breathers within this batch of 2,000.
-1,896 children had surgery where mouth breathing was part of their presentation.
-26% of this mouth breathing group had big tonsils.
-this means 74% had small tonsils (normal)

If my data is consistent with others that might care to carry out the same exercise, then it may be people are getting tripped up in their observation bias? Of those needing large tonsils out , they tend to be mouth breathers a fair bit.

However, if one uses the appropriate starting point of mouth breathing, then it can be seen that it does not lead to big tonsils in many at all, especially when one considers the population presented here excludes a significant number of mouth breathers that had normal tonsils and nasal allergies and were hence put on to a nasal steroid spray with such a good effect such that no surgery was even required.

I want to emphasise that last sentence- I only looked at surgical cases in my audit. There were a good number of cases of mouth breathers that responded to medical therapy, and hence did not need surgery. All of these cases had small tonsils. Every single one of them.

So the numbers presented here ignore that there were a lot more mouth breathers with normal sized tonsils than what I found in my case review. So, long story short, mouth breathing has no appreciable impact on tonsil size.

I will post a video up soon.

There’s no way I could explain a correct vs. incorrect resting posture or swallowing pattern to patients, parents or ref...
08/14/2023

There’s no way I could explain a correct vs. incorrect resting posture or swallowing pattern to patients, parents or referral sources without these posters created by Bill Zickefoose. They are invaluable! His widow, Julie, has granted me the rights to sell these posters and the two posters measure 22.5 (L) X 17 (H) each, come laminated, cost $90.00 for the set plus shipping. I have used these for over 40 years and they make all the difference regarding case acceptance and education. Contact Amanda at [email protected] to order.

***We now offer 2 sizes, a thicker one like Bill Zickefoose did and a lot thinner one that Dr. Honor Franklin made. Both...
10/18/2022

***We now offer 2 sizes, a thicker one like Bill Zickefoose did and a lot thinner one that Dr. Honor Franklin made. Both cost the same but are used for different patients - age, shortened upper lip, etc. Most everyone likes the “thin” (pink or red string”) ones we use those on most of our children patients and we have a “thicker” (“blue string”) exerciser as well that we use on some adults but a lot of our adults use the pink or red string ones as well. The difference between our exercises is in the thickness of the material and they are like 1mm different.*** 💙👄❤️

09/22/2021

Look at the improvement in this young boy's facial shape after 13 visits over 15 months with orofacial myofunctional therapy with Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic with emphasis on lip competence and nasal breathing (via the help of an ENT and Allergist on her team) using the revolutionary mini-myofunctional therapy program she created after specializing in OMDs for over 40 years! Two exercises ONCE a day. NO swallowing therapy. NO tongue therapy. NO tongue tie. NO busy work. It Works!

09/22/2021

Look at the awesome results after 13 visits over 14 months after being enrolled in the revolutionary mini-orofacial myofunctional therapy program created by Dr Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic from her 44 plus years of experience specializing in the treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders with emphasis on nasal breathing (via the help of an ENT and Allergist on her team) and lip competence using the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser ONLY. NO tongue therapy, NO swallowing therapy, NO tongue tie, NO busy work and No orthodontic treatment yet. Only doing 2 exercises ONCE a day! AND her frontal lisp spontaneously disappeared! It WORKS!! Note: OMT never takes the place of orthodontics. I LOVE what I do!!

05/18/2021

A great visual of how tonsils and adenoids block and restrict nasal airways and can displace the tongue resulting in an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) of an incorrect oral rest posture and is why Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic refers all patients to an Allergist AND ENT on her team who understand OMDs before any orofacial myofunctional therapy is ever initiated. In her almost 44 years of specializing in OMDs, she has learned the PRIMARY cause of OMDs is unresolved nasal airway issues and habit with reduced muscle strength - not tongue ties. She works on habit and reduced muscle strength but needs to know if any airway issues are present which must be addressed before she ever initiates any therapy. She never wants to get caught up in treating the EFFECT and ignoring the CAUSE or she would be setting her patients up for failure which she refuses to do!

05/18/2021

Look how this 15 year old female patient's lip shape improved following Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy using the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE!!

04/28/2021

Look at the great results that can be accomplished with an awesome orthodontist, coupled with a patient's excellent compliance , an allergist and ENT's help in helping her achieve a patent nasal airway and Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy!!

This 43 year old patient was enrolled in the Formal Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy program created by Dr Honor Franklin based on her almost 44 years of specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders. Look at her lip strain and overactive mentalis muscle in her chin in the second photo when asked to close her lips. She first was enrolled in the Mini-Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy program using the Lip Exerciser-ZLE ( another program created by Dr. Honor Franklin based on her experience ) to help stretch and strengthen her lips and teach a closed lips posture without strain only doing two exercises once a day which helped her achieve lip competence of a more relaxed lip closure after 3 visits over 4 months as see in the third photo.

Even with Covid pandemic interrupting our therapy, she continued to improve which allowed her to be enrolled in the Formal Orofacial Mofunctional Therapy program with our goals being to teach a correct resting posture of the tongue and lips, correct the abnormal tongue pattern and to change the abnormal tongue function and rest posture as a way of stabilizing the vertical dimension known as the freeway space.

Orthodontic treatment was initiated by Dr Matt McBride at McBride Orthodontics and these are the results even with Covid 19 interrupting our therapy!

Great patient! Great orthodontist! Thank you, Dr. Matt McBride at McBride Orthodontics for referring this awesome patient! OMT works for adults, too!!

04/28/2021

PROGRESS REPORT ( Part 3 ): Look at the improvement in the lip shape and lip tension and dimpling in his chin so far after 9 visits over 10 months after being enrolled in the Mini-orofacial myofunctional Therapy program created by Dr Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic after specializing in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders for almost 44 years using the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE.

Check out his PROGRESS REPORT (Part 1) and PROGRESS REPORT ( Part 2) for progress so far in his facial shape and teeth.

04/28/2021

PROGRESS REPORT ( Part 2) : This 10 year - 11 month old boy was referred by the awesome pediatric dentist, Dr. Alejandra Villaseñor at myKIDSdds who felt he had a tongue thrust or Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder which he did as well a dental over jet and open bite and chronic open mouth posture.

Since the PRIMARY cause of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are unresolved nasal airway issues, he was referred to an ENT and Allergist on my team who understand OMDs and he was found to have strong allergies -Perennial Allergic Rhinitis with Seasonal (spring/fall) exacerbation and asthma and was put on a daily regimen of allergy medicine to control his allergies.

He was also referred to the excellent orthodontist, Dr Terry Adams who diagnosed him as being a skeletal Class II case with significant mandibular deficiency and may be a surgical orthodontic case in the future who initiated orthodontic treatment.

After this clinician was assured he could achieve a patent nasal airway on a consistent basis, he was enrolled in the revolutionary therapy program created by Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic based on her almost 44 years of specializing in OMDs using the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE which requires him to do ONLY TWO exercises ONCE a day using the ZLE! No busy work. No homework exercises three times a day. No twice a week visits. Not only is her program more economical for the family but IT WORKS!!

Look at the awesome dental results he has achieved so far in only 9 visits over 10 months due to the excellent parental support of his mother and his hard work coupled with the terrific orthodontic treatment with Dr. Terry Adams!

Look for Part 3 of his progress so far in his lips.

04/28/2021

PROGRESS REPORT ( Part 1) : This 10 year - 11 month old boy presented with a chronic open mouth posture, the corners of his eyes are pulled down as shown in the first photo and when asked to close his lips in the second photo, look at the lip strain , chin strain, how the corners of his eyes are pulled down and also notice the nares flaring which is a sign of respiratory distress.

He has been diagnosed as being a skeletal Class II case with significant mandibular deficiency and may be a surgical orthodontic case in the future.

Since the PRIMARY cause of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) is unresolved nasal airway issues, he was referred to an ENT and Allergist on my team who understand OMDs and he was found to have strong allergies -Perennial Allergic Rhinitis with Seasonal (spring/fall) exacerbation and asthma and was put on a daily regimen of allergy medicine to control his allergies along with allergy shots.

After this clinician was assured he could achieve a patent nasal airway on a consistent basis, he was enrolled in the revolutionary therapy program created by Dr. Honor Franklin at Honor Franklin Myofunctional & Speech Clinic based on her almost 44 years of specializing in OMDs using the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser-ZLE which requires him to do ONLY TWO exercises ONCE a day using the ZLE! No busy work. No homework exercises three times a day. No twice a week visits. Not only is her program more economical for the family but IT WORKS!!

Look at the awesome results in his facial shape, lips and eyes in only 9 visits over 10 months due to the excellent parental support of his mother and his hard work coupled with a referral from the wonderful pediatric dentist, Dr. Alejandra Villaseñor at myKIDSdds and the terrific orthodontic treatment with Dr. Terry Adams!

Look for Part 2 showing his progress so far in orthodontic treatment with orofacial myofunctional therapy!

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Zickefoose Lip Exerciser (ZLE)

Thank you for your interest in the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser (ZLE).

It is named for William Zickefoose, a foremost expert in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy for nearly 60 years and the founder of the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM). He also was the creator of the Zickefoose Lip Exerciser (ZLE).

The Zickefoose Lip Exerciser (ZLE) is the ONLY lip exerciser I use and I have used if for years. It is a miracle worker to me and my patients.

For years, I ordered these by the hundreds from Bill and his wife, Julie. Unfortunately, he died in 2015. At first, it was thought Bill’s older brother would take over but in 2017, his widow, Julie Zickefoose, asked me to take over which was the last thing I wanted to do but I was desperately needing more of them! Julie wrote this letter to the IAOM in 2017…

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