Updated: Dec 9, 2019
After receiving her post doctorate degree from the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry & Las Vegas Institute (LVI) and International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO), Dr. Maryam Motlagh dedicated her professional life to treating her patients using a holistic approach to identify the underlying causes of every problem rather than solely treating the symptoms. Dr. Motlagh believes that the key to ensuring a healthy body and lifestyle is understanding how a single issue like a bad jaw alignment can have effects on the whole body.
When Dr. Motlagh saw popular tooth aligners making a big splash in the market, she started to analyze how she could improve their function to be even more beneficial to patients. What she discovered is that the goal of many of these popular clear slingers were cosmetic enhancement, but the symptoms these patients most likely dealt with were not being treated. She decided to make a dental appliance similar to ones already on the market except hers would serve a functional purpose and improve the jaw alignment as well as provide cosmetic enhancement. With this idea, Myoaligner® was born.
Decades of treating patients with TMJ and related dental jaw alignment issues, Dr. Motlagh's research lead to Myoaligner® treatment protocols. Based on principles of physiologic & neuromuscular treatment modalities and a holistic approach to care, Myoaligner® focuses on relaxing the fatigued jaw and neck muscles using FDA cleared ULF- TENS on the masticatory muscles while maintaining that optimal physiology during function and chewing.
How it Works.
Using a he latest in CAD/CAM dentistry Myoaligner helps dentists deliver custom invisible daytime dental appliances intended to address TMJ and related pain, correct bite & jaw alignment, and enhance facial profile. When a patient is approved to move forward with the Myoaligner® process, they go through a 100% non-invasive treatment until they are finally fitted for their very own Myoaligner® appliance. Patients' will be able to eat, talk and function normally during the day with the dental appliance remaining in their mouth. Ultimately, relaxing the facial muscles and realigning the jaw to the correct position should relieve patients from any jaw pain, headaches, poor facial profile or other symptoms caused by jaw misalignment. When the jaw is back in the correct position patients will also notice an aesthetic enhancement in their facial features, such as jaw slimming and facial elongating.
Who is a Candidate?
Here is a list of symptoms you may be experiencing. If you recognize any of these, find a Myoaligner® provider near you to discuss further treatment options.
Limited movement of the jaw
Locking of the jaw, making it difficult to open the mouth
Pain in the jaw, face, sinus, ear or neck
Stiff jaw muscles
Clicking sound or popping in the jaw
The upper and lower teeth do not fit together
Severe pain in and around the ear
Difficulty or pain during chewing
Unexplained vertigo and tinnitus
Along with relieving yourself from TMJ pain, you may also just want to use Myoaligner® protocol for aesthetic enhancements. Cosmetically, this may be used for:
Facial profile enhancement/elongating
Get Started with Myoaligner®.