MAGO is an acronym.
Maxillary (upper jaw)
Anterior (front teeth)
Guided (to guide)
Orthotic (orthpedic stabilizing appliance)
The MAGO is a dental orthotic, custom designed to allow your jaw joints to function in the optimal way: providing orthopedic stability for your head and neck, through your teeth.
MAGO treatment is a non-invasive therapeutic process used to facilitate a diagnosis of your dental chewing system.
For this therapy to be effective, your MAGO must be worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including when eating. A series of appointments are involved to adjust the MAGO allowing the jaw joints to ‘go home’ return to its physiologic position. Because each person is unique, the course of therapy can be 3 months or more.
MAGO therapy is both treatment and diagnosis: once the jaw joint has been stabilized, a final diagnosis and treatment options can be discussed. Close monitoring during therapy is essential to the success of achieving orthopedic stability for your head and neck, through your teeth and into your jaw joints. MAGO therapy is complete once the system is in harmony and after final diagnosis.
MAGO wear is intended for unsupervised long term 24-hour wear. If definitive treatment is not not desired at this time, the MAGO is to be used as a nighttime appliance to protect your chewing system.
Care of your MAGO: You will be given an appliance brush for cleaning your orthotic. Do not touch your teeth together when cleaning your MAGO or while brushing your teeth. You may choose to do a weekly soak in a denture cleaner to keep it fresh and stain free. We will also clean it for you when you come in for your adjustments. Please avoid any non-dental cleaners and do not put into the dishwasher. You will be given a case for storage when not wearing it.
The fee for MAGO therapy includes all appointments until your chewing system is stable.