After I completed my orthodontics of reversing 4 bicuspid extraction, I had the biobloc stage 3 built for me as a night time wear retainer, which has flanges on it that prevent the mouth from opening at night, also takes up minimal space on the roof of the tongue, nonetheless there is still some acrylic at the roof that does get in the way of the tongue.
I feel that the biobloc stage 3 is the best option for a retainer because it works on improving your posture. I used to notice for a long time that my jaws would hang slightly apart if I wasn’t consciously trying to keep them together, I believe this is due to the fact that when leaving your mouth open is your regular posture, the length of your chew muscles have adopted to that length and the jaws would naturally come apart at rest. In order to change this requires conscious effort to keep them closed as much as you can remember to, and over time the jaw muscle length will shorten. Wearing biobloc stage 3 helps accomplish this a great deal and after nearly a year night time wear on it, I felt confident in trying out not wearing them at night.
For the last 1-2 month, I have stopped wearing this retainer all together and so far my teeth alignment seems to be holding just fine. As I make sure that I keep my muscle tone of the jaw up with daily gum chewing, and making sure I am swallowing properly, and at rest I am adopting the lip sealed, teeth lightly together with the tongue on the roof of the mouth. I feel that I am seeing more new levels of progress, improving visually in the cranial facial complex.
This is a very good video by Mike Mew regarding this topic
One week ago, I started incorporating “tongue chewing” and I’m already quite amazed at what this exercise is doing. I am seeing noticeable changes in such a short time, I really truly feel it has pushed my maxilla more up and forwards in the face already.
I have found that using regular store bought stick gum that is soft is the best for doing this exercise. So far seems like a great exercise to add in to do on a regular basis, looking forward to continue with it. I’m already noticing more volume in the lower half of the face and slight different on the nose also.
You will feel your tongue get sore like its never gotten before with this exercise, which leads me to think that the tongue itself will get stronger over time causing it to naturally displace the maxilla more forwards and up in the face just on that sheer factor alone.
Mike & John Mew talked at a conference in Vancouver in November 2016. Mike personally sent these videos to me to post on this site before they became public. Very good talks about the following topics:
Mike Mew’s new before & after pictures of adult patients getting forward maxilla growth with headgear
Mike Mew introduces hybrid appliance of stage 3 biobloc which can also do expansion, it trains to keep the mouth shut while making the mouth bigger over time which effectively accomplishes forward maxilla growth overtime. I have been wearing the regular stage 3 biobloc now for over 8 months now because I already had the expansion and the results are becoming quite obvious. I personally feel at this time that the stage 3 is irreplaceable part of any treatment.
Mike Mew reviews Dr. Moon’s bone anchorage methods for extra leverage on moving facial structure
orthotropics and how it achieves better results of forward facial growth by John Mew, very strong case studies and clear concise superb presentation
“get the mouth bigger, then train them to keep their mouth shut” -John Mew
The tropic premise is so simple, correct oral posture and achieve astounding results, yet it is so difficult to achieve as posture is very challenging to correct / change. But with appliances like the stage 3, & dedication it is possible.
Fixing my head posture is making a massive difference already.
One of the things I realized was I tended to tilt my head back and to the left slightly which tightened the muscles on the left side of the face leading to asymmetry. I’ve been inquiring about the cause of this for sometime and its getting confirmed by witnessing other people with similar asymmetry and they also tend to tilt their body or head to one side. Just yesterday I saw a prime example video of this in my facebook newsfeed as if universe was providing me with the answers.
I am becoming quite obsessed with body & neck posture as I witness the face taking on new shapes and body also going through its changes. I am standing taller and I’m learning about the profound effects body posture is having on social interactions.
Last night I was contemplating about CFD (Cranial Facial Dystrophy) and it occurred to me the necessity to shorten the mid face, to add more dimensions to the face that can affect the eyes, nose, cheeks and all things that make up our face.
It’s just using common sense, if the maxilla has elongated, then you have less bone to work with for eye support, palate size, cheeks, etc, etc
I went to a wedding over the weekend, and the girls that were beautiful, I realized the most stand out feature they had over others was the shortness of their mid face. That was the one clear difference that separated them. With makeup that can accentuate the eyes & cheekbones, and the fact most people now have straight teeth because they had braces already, most can replicate those features to today’s standard of beauty, yet the human eyes can judge someone that can land on a cover of magazine versus one that cannot.
Yes expanding the lower jaw or mandible in Adults is not easy, but certainly some expansion is possible as below pictures show. This is results of 3 years of treatment to reverse the damage of extraction orthodontics, where I spend good half of that time in acrylic palate expanders.
Below picture shows the expansion of my lower palate arch both laterally & anteriorly
Stage 1 of Neymarjr’s treatment does require a small surgical procedure, I had mine done this past week and for the most part it was pretty easily done by my surgeon and perhaps 3 days of pretty swollen face where I stuck to just liquids. Today is the 4th day and this morning I was able to eat an apple fine.
I have been using the Gokhale Pain Free Chair by Esther Gockhale for over 3 months now and when combined with laptop stand the synergy effect is spectacular, say good bye to back pain, neck pain, true cure for lousy forward head posture & you might grow taller too?
Last week, I had a skype video chat with Mike Mew, its been 1 year since talking to him and he said my facial form has improved. Today I found a old picture from Facebook 6 years ago, noticed big changes.