The 12-month study was conducted with 86 children aged 16 to 24 months, who already suffered from malocclusions. They were randomly divided into three groups. Group 1 switched to the MAM Perfect, group 2 kept their regular soother and group 3 was to wean off the soother during the course of the study. The children were examined every three months during the study.
Weaning off the soother is best for dental development. If this is not successful, the risk of malocclusions such as an open bite and overbite while using a very thin and flexible soother is less than when using a conventional one. However, weaning off a soother is often not very easy. Many children switch to thumb sucking – with corresponding adverse effects on the teeth and jaw, as numerous studies have clearly shown. Six children in the study could not be successfully weaned off the soother and three started thumb sucking. The MAM Perfect can help here, too: It makes gradual weaning easier. This as well as other studies show that the MAM Perfect positively supports dental development.
- The risk of malocclusions such as overbite (overjet) and open bite are reduced with the MAM Perfect.
- With an acceptance of 94%, the MAM Perfect offers an alternative to conventional soothers, which can have a detrimental effect on tooth and jaw development due to their significantly thicker teat neck.
- The final examination showed that the MAM Perfect was just as effective in regard to a horizontal overbite as weaning off a soother entirely.