What is IMDO™?

IMDO™ is a revolutionary way to fix a small lower jaw and big overbite, with less invasiveness than traditional jaw surgery.

Orthodontic treatment is about more that just straightening your teeth, it’s about your entire face.

It is still common in orthodontics to remove healthy teeth when treating dental crowding. Which actually occurs because your jaws are too small.

Making your jaws bigger fixes the cause of your dental crowding. It creates the space to straighten your teeth without removing any and can prevent wisdom teeth issues by making room for them too.

Small jaws are a key reason why we may experience breathlessness, snoring, and Sleep Apnea. Breathing is influenced by how our faces grow, and the smaller your jaws, the more your breathing is affected.

IMDO™ rapidly grows your lower jaw forward in ideal proportion to your face. Your airway opens as your jaw grows forward, and you will notice dramatic improvements to breathing, sleeping and exercise tolerance.

Our aim with IMDO™ is not just a straight smile, but to keep all your teeth, optimise your breathing, and harmonise your facial appearance. Most of all, we want you to have a healthy and dynamic self-confidence.

Overbite Correction

IMDO™ identifies and treats the real condition, which is a jaw development deficiency. The simple and logic reason for the inferior teeth to look behind is because the jaw did not develop correctly.

​IMDO™ works by precisely separating the lower jaw between the 1st and 2nd molars with uniquely designed growth devices that are placed beneath the gum tissue. These devices are activated at home to grow the jaw by 1mm per day. New bone grows between the molars generating space so that the inferior teeth can straighten.

The bone between the molar teeth is allowed to solidify for a short time, and the growth devices are removed 2 months later in a simple surgical procedure.

What are the changes you can expect after IMDO?

You will observe many exciting and dramatic changes during the treatment with IMDO™. We have outlined these below so you know what to expect and avoid any surprises.

Facial Appearance

The facial profile will have noticeably changed by the end of the first week. As the chin point advances, the jaw line becomes more defined, and the skin under the chin becomes more taut.

Their lower lip becomes more prominent, and the appearance of the nose, lips and chin becomes more balanced. The sense of big front teeth disappears as the position of their teeth normalises.

Airway & Breathing

Your will stop snoring almost immediately and thei breathing in general should become easier. You should experience immediate improvements in the endurance and ability to exercise.

Jaw Joint Function

The change in your  bite is the first thing you will notice. Although the changes are subtle, the crowded teeth will start to shuffle, erupt and unwind as the bite finds a new natural equilibrium.

For some, lower teeth will land behind the upper front teeth, some will be edge-­to-­edge, and others into a subtle “under­bite”. The final position is determined by assessing your facial profile and airway changes.

Tongue Position

The tongue and upper airway are pulled forward as the lower jaw is advanced. As the lower jaw becomes longer and wider, the tongue lifts up and stretches forward.

This gives a feeling of the tongue having more room as the inside of the mouth becomes bigger. There shouldn’t be changes to speech, although pre-existing difficulties with lisping may improve.

Neck Posture

Bad neck posture is common in people of all ages with short lower jaws. Forward head posturing is needed to open the major airway behind the tongue, to relieve airway obstruction and enable breathing.

Rounding of the shoulders can lead to abnormal growth of the spinal column in the neck. Advancing the jaw with IMDO™ prevents the chronic forward head posturing required to overcome airway obstruction.

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