the $100 Million dollar question is, is it really possible to get the maxilla to swing up and forwards in the face without surgery?
I have been wondering this myself, and although I do see progress being made with strengthening the jaw muscle and improving tongue posture, I still have days of doubt and wonder if surgery is the better option?
I will say that due to the potential complications of surgery, such as loss of feeling & potential undesirable results that’s almost irreversible, it makes that option quite a hell of a lot more difficult route to take especially if your structure is not grossly underdeveloped.
Dr. Mike Mew of orthotropics falls into the idea that you can create changes in the adult maxilla by fixing the underlying problem of muscle tone & tongue posture, if one has decent enough structure to be able to adopt correct tongue posture full time.
He does still wonder if sometimes jaw surgery is valid & necessarily if one has very underdeveloped maxilla that is almost impossible to rest the tongue on.
As he explains in this video.
Keep in mind I believe the type of jaw surgery is a big deal as well, I’ve seen many before & after jaw surgeries where I feel that they really didn’t do much for the facial aesthetics because they did not impact the maxilla upwards.
I’ve even seen some cases where the face looked longer after surgery than before.
I’ve also seen plenty of underbite cases, where all they did was bring the lower jaw back, and now the profile looks average, yes the patient is happy because they now look normal, but I would say they would have looked much better if the maxilla was brought forward instead because now they lost their jawline.
some jaw surgery cases like above are unbelievable, it did involve bringing the maxilla forward AND Up, which might be the key to great results.
The question I had was could tongue posture and strong muscles alone really make the bone shorter (impact the maxilla?)
below oral myology before & after pictures show that it is absolutely possible.
This one impressed me because even the she went from slightly open mouth to closed mouth, there is definite shortening of the distance between her eyes and top lip. In side view you can see why, the maxilla has rotated up & forwards a bit.
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Especially the first patient you can see that the maxilla has clearly rotated upwards, effectively making the mid-face shorter, & more pronounced jaw line as the mandible swung up & forwards with it. Remember that the condyles of lower jaw remodels very quickly and so it will come forwards overtime, not to mention the shape will also remodel and become flatter.
I know that Mike Mew has been experimenting with adult head gears, it will be interesting to see some of the before & after of that treatment.
It is still pretty amazing to see what a difference oral posture can make to the aesthetics of the face, even remodeling the jawline to a significant degree to rival some jaw surgery results.
I do think head posture is a big part of this, especially those that had more significant cranial dystrophy, getting the up right head posture with the occipial pulled up, will cause the tongue to put much stronger forces on the maxilla as it runs out of space.
Something I am becoming more aware of, is also body posture while sitting which all ties into having good head posture.
i recently purchased the Gockhale chair
Its a hefty $500 price tag but as I am sitting a lot everyday for business, I feel that having great body posture will help with productivity, oral posture & everything else throughout the day.
Got the chair today, it does make you sit up right straight and up right, can’t wait to start using it because I work on my computer for my business so my chair was making me real sore and I had to get up and stretch every hour.
Many people say body posture will cause shift in moods, personality & self esteem. Ms Gockhale certainly has great body posture which I believe causes her to be more attractive, when you become aware of these things, you see poor body posture all around you, people with slumped shoulders and forward head postures.
if oral posture can cause so much changes in the bone, then I certainly believe that great body posture will begin to cause a lot of changing to the physique / skeletal structure as well.
According to Ms. Gokhale, sitting properly throughout the day is the path to fixing the general body posture towards “ancestral posture” which grants
- broader shoulders (since they won’t be slumped forward like in most modern man)
- straight pain free backs
- better butts
- better body structure overall
here is a picture of Ms Gockhale’s husband that completely changed in body and became back / neck pain free
I am getting extremely busy with my business lately (doing marketing for businesses), so I am not able to keep up with any emails anymore which I feel bad for but with this site taking off with all the visitors it just became too much for me to handle.
If you still want to get a hold of me, I am opening the opportunity for 1 hour consultation for $100, not sure how long I can do this for, but yea here’s the link: http://claimingpower.com/product/consultation/
I’m still passionate about all of this and this Friday I get my final real implant in and that will mark the completion of 100% reversal of extraction orthodontics. The results are satisfactory, I now have much wider smile and lip support but I feel that with the face that will continue to improve with self oral myology…
I’m also looking into cranial remodeling work that’s not NCR, more to report on soon.