In our image-driven world, many teenagers want to have a beautiful smile with straight, healthy teeth. But fixing issues like overcrowding, crooked teeth or an overbite, is not just about how good their smile looks. It’s vital for your teenager’s health both now and into the future to have the space to accommodate all of their teeth.
Orthodontic treatment with braces has traditionally been considered the answer to teeth alignment issues. But depending on what’s causing the issue, orthodontics may only scratch the surface of the true problem. If the culprit for the overcrowding or overbite is the size of your teenager’s jaw, then you’ll need a different solution.
It’s surprisingly common to have a lower jaw that doesn’t grow to its ideal size and remains out of proportion with the rest of their face. This often results in their teeth being crooked as the space is not there for them to align naturally. A small lower jaw often gives the appearance of having, bucky teeth a large overbite, and a big nose.
A small lower jaw also means there is not enough space for their tongue. The tongue is then forced to sit further back in their mouth so that it partially blocks their airway. This can cause your teenager to snore or have difficulty breathing when exercising.
By increasing the size of their lower jaw, not only does this help to resolve issues with crowded teeth, it improves their breathing, sleep quality and daytime alertness. This can have significant positive impacts on your teen’s performance at school, their mood, and their overall sense of wellbeing.
IMDO™ is a revolutionary technique for growing and lengthening your teen’s lower jaw to be in balance with their face. Opening the major airway behind the tongue relieves airway obstruction and frees up breathing. As well as producing a better bite, this can eliminate sleep-disordered breathing and help to prevent sleep apnea in the future.
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